Hidden Figures? The True Scale of Military Sexual Allegations.

Video Link, 21st July 2019

Text: At least 60 sexual offence allegations investigated by military service police in two years were not reported in official figures, the BBC has found. Figures for 2017 and 2018 did not include alleged offences such as possessing indecent images of children or stalking involving fear of violence.

Human rights group Liberty says the Ministry of Defence is not recording allegations “properly or accurately”. The MoD said it was confident the right data was being published. It comes as a review into inappropriate behaviour in the UK’s armed forces found a “significant number” of military personnel have experienced “bullying, discrimination and harassment, including sexual”.

The MoD says it has accepted all 36 of the report’s recommendations to tackle the problems it uncovered.

Source: File on 4 video report. 21st July 2019.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0006sp0