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I'm not sure which number I find to be the most accurate representation. I have been searching for conviction rates as related to the actual cases which where reported in order to try and determine a number which more clearly represents legitimate (I use the word legitimate very loosely there) sexual assaults as determined by a panel in a courtroom but that would fail to take into account the instances that do go unreported.

Great strides have been made to protect victims and ensure that their seeking medical care, to include mental health services, would not adversely impact their security clearances or other job opportunities. Restricted reporting is another example. But the issue still remains, in those cases, that there is an accused who may commit another crime and not be held accountable and ultimately prevent future crimes. What I do know, is that you cannot legislate this problem away.

As far as DOMA's being repealed and it having an impact on the sexual assault cases, I do not believe the two have anything to do with one another. Same sex assaults happen regardless of policy and same sex assaults are not always related to an individuals sexual orientation.

-Ryan
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