2018 ANNUAL CRIME REPORT:
In CY 2018, 396 incidents of Child Sexual Abuse were reported in the DON; a decrease of 5 percent from CY 2017. Included were varying combinations of subjects and victims who were active duty military, activated reservists, and
civilians with a DON nexus. Incidents of contact sexual abuse (CSA), child pornography (CP), and internet contact (IC) are included in the Child Sexual Abuse category.
Noteworthy Changes from CY 2017 to CY 2018
Offenses involving Internet Contact decreased by 9 percent (CY 2017=141; CY 2018=129). This was the first decrease in
internet contact offenses since CY 2014.
After a 15 percent increase in incidents involving CP from CY 2015 to CY 2016, and an additional 11 percent increase from CY 2016 to CY 2017, the trend continued with a 1 percent increase in CY 2018.
Offenses involving contact sexual abuse decreased by 10 percent from CY 2017 and is at the lowest amount since CY 2011.
5 Total incident counts are based on victim count.
Note: The “IC Involved and “CP Involved” categories include
incidents where another child sexual abuse offense occurred
along with the reported internet contact or child pornography
Relationship & Proximity for Offenses
Involving Contact Sexual Abuse
The victim knew the subject prior to the offense in a higher percentage of USN cases than in USMC cases.
The victim lived with the subject at the time of the offense in a higher percentage of USN cases than in USMC cases. USMC USN Number of Cases involving contact offenses
Relationship Number of Cases when Relationship was Reported 61 107 Subject previously known to Victim (may or may not have resided together at the time of the incident)6
49 (80%) 98 (92%) Proximity Number of Cases when
Subject/Victim Proximity was Reported 66 109
Victim and Subject Reside in Same Residence 25 (38%)
58 (53%) 6 Percentage is calculated based on those cases in which the relationship/proximity of subject and victim was reported in the case materials reviewed.
In CY 2018, 2,277 subjects were involved in 3,160 narcotics offenses reported in the DON. This was a 6 percent increase in incidents from CY 2017. The subjects involved in these offenses included DON active duty and reserve personnel,
dependents, and civilians with a DON nexus. Those implicated were involved in the use, possession and/or distribution of illegal narcotics aboard military facilities and/or at offbase locations.
The following graph depicts the overall numbers and associated drug types for the combined Use/Possession and Distribution categories.7 It is important to note that more than one drug type may have been used, possessed and/or distributed by a single subject. Compared to CY 2017, the number of offenses involving Heroin, Steroids and Spice decreased, while offenses involving Marijuana, Prescription
Drugs, Methamphetamines, and Amphetamines, iincreased during CY 2018.8
7 Drug Paraphernalia was included in this year’s data due to a
noticeable increase throughout the year. 8 The “Other” category includes Vape, LSD, PCP, Peyote, Mushrooms, Salvia Divinorum, Human Growth Hormones and other synthetic or over-the-counter drugs. The “Unknow” category is the result of the reporting official not providing and/or possession. This category included 2,070 of the overall 2,277 subjects.
The most prevalent drug for CY 2018 in both se/Possession and Distribution offenses was Marijuana.
241 subjects abused multiple drug types.
52 subjects distributed more than one drug type.
The typical distributor preferred to conduct transactions in the privacy of their barracks or residence. The following table delineates the drug types by affected service branches for CY 2017 and CY 2018