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'Violence risk' after military tours

Men are more likely to commit violent crimes if they have served in the Armed Forces.

Researchers compared more than 13,000 serving and former military personnel with police records.

Servicemen who'd been exposed to fighting were more than 50% more likely to commit a violent offence than those in non-combat roles.

The BBC's defence correspondent Jonathan Beale reports.

  • 15 Mar 2013
  • From the section Health
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