Iraq, Afghanistan war violence comes back to Britain


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From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Ex-soldiers more likely to commit violent crimes

Friday 15 March 2013

Young British men are far more likely to commit violent crimes if they have served in the armed forces, a study found yesterday.

Of 3,000 military men under 30, more than a fifth had a conviction for violent offences, compared to just 6.7 per cent of their civilian counterparts.

The King’s College London study found links between combat experience, post-deployment alcohol misuse, traumatic stress and violence.

Men who had fought in Iraq and Afghanistan were 53 per cent more likely to commit a violent offence than those in non-combat roles, while those with multiple experiences of combat had a 70-80 per cent greater likelihood of committing acts of violence.

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