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.
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.
See also here.
- Violent crime ‘linked to soldiers’ (standard.co.uk)
- ‘Violence risk’ after military tours (bbc.co.uk)
- Military men at greater risk of committing violent crime (standard.co.uk)
- Soldiers More Likely To Commit Violent Crime (news.sky.com)
- Young British troops three times as likely to commit violent crime after returning from combat (dailymail.co.uk)
- Young soldiers more likely to commit violent crimes (itv.com)
- Soldiers more likely to be convicted of violent offences, report reveals (guardian.co.uk)