Army criminal activity in NI.

#1
NI soldiers convictions revealed

Thousands of soldiers have criminal convictions
More than 1,300 members of the armed forces have received a criminal conviction while serving in Northern Ireland in the last six years.
The figure was contained in a reply to a Parliamentary question to Ulster Unionist MP Lady Sylvia Hermon.

She said she was "absolutely shocked" and wants more details on the types of offences committed.

Armed Forces minister Adam Ingram outlined the convictions in magistrates' and crown courts.

Although there was no breakdown of what type of offences were committed, the minister disclosed that the number of convictions of Army personnel for this year up to 30 November was 83.

This was well down on 2003's figure, when there were 300 convictions.

In 2001 there were 242 convictions and it rose a year later to 281.

Two years ago, there were 282 convictions but that dropped to 158 last year.

"I want to know what types of offences are masked by these statistics and what the Ministry of Defence is doing to tackle what is obviously a very serious problem within its ranks," Lady Sylvia said.

Sinn Fein assembly member Philip McGuigan said the figures illustrated the need for the British Army to withdraw from Northern Ireland.

"People will be shocked at the extent to which criminality permeates the ranks of the British Army serving in the six counties (Northern Ireland)," the North Antrim member said.
Link http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/6177211.stm


Not very impressive.
 
#2
How many are serious crimes though and not just warnings for speeding etc?!
 
#4
It is only a reflection of the society from which they come. i think that our dear politicians should be surprised that the figure is so low
 
#5
BlotBangRub said:
NI soldiers convictions revealed

Thousands of soldiers have criminal convictions
More than 1,300 members of the armed forces have received a criminal conviction while serving in Northern Ireland in the last six years.
The figure was contained in a reply to a Parliamentary question to Ulster Unionist MP Lady Sylvia Hermon.

She said she was "absolutely shocked" and wants more details on the types of offences committed.

Armed Forces minister Adam Ingram outlined the convictions in magistrates' and crown courts.

Although there was no breakdown of what type of offences were committed, the minister disclosed that the number of convictions of Army personnel for this year up to 30 November was 83.

This was well down on 2003's figure, when there were 300 convictions.

In 2001 there were 242 convictions and it rose a year later to 281.

Two years ago, there were 282 convictions but that dropped to 158 last year.

"I want to know what types of offences are masked by these statistics and what the Ministry of Defence is doing to tackle what is obviously a very serious problem within its ranks," Lady Sylvia said.

Sinn Fein assembly member Philip McGuigan said the figures illustrated the need for the British Army to withdraw from Northern Ireland.

"People will be shocked at the extent to which criminality permeates the ranks of the British Army serving in the six counties (Northern Ireland)," the North Antrim member said.
Link http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/6177211.stm


Not very impressive.
Not very impressive? I'd say it was very impressive, being a rate of (I think) 2% compared to the national average of 20%.

Typical BBC one-sided bollox.
 
#6
BlotBangRub said:
a warning for speeding is not a criminal conviction.
But not having a TV licence is.

This could be anything from road tax to TV licence to pissing in the street.
 
#7
Awol said:
BlotBangRub said:
NI soldiers convictions revealed

Thousands of soldiers have criminal convictions
More than 1,300 members of the armed forces have received a criminal conviction while serving in Northern Ireland in the last six years.
The figure was contained in a reply to a Parliamentary question to Ulster Unionist MP Lady Sylvia Hermon.

She said she was "absolutely shocked" and wants more details on the types of offences committed.

Armed Forces minister Adam Ingram outlined the convictions in magistrates' and crown courts.

Although there was no breakdown of what type of offences were committed, the minister disclosed that the number of convictions of Army personnel for this year up to 30 November was 83.

This was well down on 2003's figure, when there were 300 convictions.

In 2001 there were 242 convictions and it rose a year later to 281.

Two years ago, there were 282 convictions but that dropped to 158 last year.

"I want to know what types of offences are masked by these statistics and what the Ministry of Defence is doing to tackle what is obviously a very serious problem within its ranks," Lady Sylvia said.

Sinn Fein assembly member Philip McGuigan said the figures illustrated the need for the British Army to withdraw from Northern Ireland.

"People will be shocked at the extent to which criminality permeates the ranks of the British Army serving in the six counties (Northern Ireland)," the North Antrim member said.
Link http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/6177211.stm


Not very impressive.
Not very impressive? I'd say it was very impressive, being a rate of (I think) 2% compared to the national average of 20%.

Typical BBC one-sided bollox.
As I pointed out in another thread on the same topic, 20% of the UK working population and 33% of all UK men under the age of 30 have criminal convictions.

Which all but demolishes any anti-army arguments these slimy politicians were about to put forth.
 
#8
From a Republican MP...... How many of them have convictions ranging from racketeering to arms offences...... FFS get real. The problem is that things have got quiet and restrictions have probably been lifted on service personel so they are bound to have run-ins with the PSNI.

So what is speeding classed as? Well it's not a civil offense that's for sure. That's because they are in the process of changing it to a Civil offence.
 

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