Army AWOLs and Desertions Double; Sex Crimes Triple

Monday, August 16, 2010

Disturbing behavior is on the rise in the U.S. Army, which is struggling to keep its troops in place and from committing sex crimes. An Army report shows AWOL and desertion case have skyrocketed 234% since 2004. An even bigger jump has occurred with sexual offenses (rape, incest and sodomy) which tripled from 2003 to 2009 and which now occur at a rate of almost three a day. “Rape alone is a major driver of these increases and has been escalating since 2004 at approximately 150 cases per year,” reads the report.

-Noel Brinkerhoff
Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, Suicide Prevention (U.S. Army) (pdf) (pages 72, 78-79)


clancy Sigal 11 years ago
I see no evidence here of a 234 percent spike in desertions and AWOLs. clancy

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