|arya||Date: Monday, 23-January-2012, 6:24 AM | Message # 1|
|Violent sex crimes committed by active U.S. Army soldiers have almost doubled over the past five years, due in part to the trauma of war. |
Research released today showed that the number of offences increased by 90 per cent from 2006 to 2011.
There were 2,811 violent felonies in 2011, nearly half of which were violent felony sex crimes. Most were committed in the United States.
One violent sex crime was committed by a soldier every six hours and 40 minutes in 2011, the Army said, serving as the main driver for an overall increase in violent felony crimes.
Higher rates of violent sex crimes are ‘likely outcomes’ of intentional misconduct, lax discipline, post-combat adrenaline, high levels of stress and behavioral health issues, the report said.
‘Many of our biggest challenges lie ahead after our soldiers return home and begin the process of reintegrating back into their units, families and communities,’ General Peter Chiarelli said in a statement.
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