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Thread #97176   Message #1908633
Posted By: Den
13-Dec-06 - 03:01 PM
Thread Name: BS: Soldiers Convicted of Crimes in NI
Subject: BS: Soldiers Convicted of Crimes in NI
The Ministry of Defence has revealed that over 1,346 soldiers have been convicted of crimes during the last 6 years in N. Ireland. The crimes committed range from traffic offences to killings but do not include other offences dealt with by the Army's own internal procedures, such as some robbers and sex offenders convicted by courts martial. The convictions hit a recent high in 2003, when serving soldiers were found guilty almost every day, 300 convictions. Considering these stats were gathered during a period of relative peace in the Province it would be interesting to see the figures for the years between 1970 and 1989. I won't hold my breath on that one. I am amazed however to see atleast these figures released.