Violent sex crimes by U.S. Army soldiers rise: report

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Violent sex crimes by U.S. Army soldiers rise: report - Yahoo! News

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, according to an Army report released on Thursday.

Reported violent sex crimes increased by 90 percent over the five-year period 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.
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Violent sex crimes committed by U.S. Army troops increased at a rate that consistently outpaced the national trend, a gap that is expected to continue to grow, the Army said.
 
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Or...There has been a marked increase the past five years in the amount of scrutiny applied to servicemen when collating statistics and correllating crimes with servicemen.
A bit like the ex British forces prison population myth -It just happens that they only collect stats on prisoners who happen to have spent anything from 10 seconds - years in the forces and identfy that prisoner by the fact they have served.

etc.
 
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goatrutar

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Curious what the Russian stats are?
They're known for getting a bit rapey aren't they?
 

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Sergei - this is the umpteenth thread you've started on this sort of subject in the last five years. What's with this fixation on military sex offences? Do you feel you missed out in 1945?
 
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I think he should be named.
Maybe, The Unknown Rapist?

It is an old American problem. I mean rapes. By contrast number of rapes in HM Armed forces is insignificant.

The cause I believe - absence of political will. The problem is solvable. Just not let rapists go away unpunished.
 
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Sergei - this is the umpteenth thread you've started on this sort of subject in the last five years. What's with this fixation on military sex offences? Do you feel you missed out in 1945?
Maybe you mean 1944, Fyrdman? And sodiers in French military uniforms under command of French General?

Marocchinate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Montecassino was captured by the Allies on May 18, 1944. The next night, thousands of Goumiers and other colonial troops scoured the slopes of the hills surrounding the town and the villages of Ciociaria (South Latium). Over 2,000 women, ranging in age from eleven to 86, suffered from violence, when village after village came under control of the Goumiers. Civilian men who tried to protect their wives and daughters were murdered without mercy. The number of men killed has been estimated at roughly 800.[3]

The mayor of Esperia, a comune in the Province of Frosinone, reported that in his town, 700 women out of 2,500 inhabitants were raped and that some had died as a result. According to some sources, more than 7,000 Italian civilians, including women and children, were raped by Goumiers.
It is a well known case? well documented.

Propose not allegations but a similar story and you would have a point. Also, by the way we discuss here current events, not historical ones.
 
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"According to some sources, more than 7,000 Italian civilians, including women and children, were raped by Goumiers"

Taken out of context that would appear to imply that the 7000 includes a large number (possibly a majority) who were not women or children. I always knew the French were homos.
 

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