Friday, March 15, 2013

Study: British Combat Veterans More Likely To Commit Violent Crimes

UK Military men more likely to commit violent offences (Reuters)

UK Research Shows Link Between Military Service And Assaults -- The Australian/Herald Sun

YOUNG men who serve in the military are three times more likely to have committed a violent offence in their lifetime than civilians, new research reveals.

A study, published in medical journal The Lancet, found the risk of soldiers offending was the highest after they returned from war.

One in five men under 30 who had served in the military was a violent offender, compared with 6.7 per cent in the general population.

The authors, from King's College, London, cross-matched more than 13,850 records of UK military personnel who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan with national crime records.

They found 17 per cent of the 12,359 males had a criminal record.

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More News On The Link Between Military Service And Violent Crime

Combat soldiers more likely to commit violent crimes: study
-- Reuters
British combat veterans more prone to violent crimes, study finds -- The Australian/The Times
Soldiers more likely to be convicted of violent offences, report reveals -- The Guardian
'Violence risk' after military tours -- BBC
Military men at greater risk of committing violent crime -- London Evening Standard
The aftermath of war: UK military personnel at increased risk of violent offending – study -- The
How combat fuels crime and violence for soldiers -- Express
UK Servicemen ‘More Likely to Commit Violent Crimes’ -- International Business Times

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