The military comment comes from the fact that you're stuck overseas in Iraq for 2-3 years and when you come back you have live in a crappy town. You haven't seen women in years. There are dozens of strip clubs. You have to sit here for a month or two while you decompress. I think it drives some men to rape.
Also, yeah, I think there is a certain personality trait that military men have that is exacerbated by the training - the raised testosterone, the training, etc.
I didn't mean to cause a fuss. It's just something you know when you grow up with the army. There's a certain type of soldier with instincts that are brought out by the training. I just assumed everyone knew that about the soldiers.
I can't find absolute statistics, since they aren't often categorized as such, but
Veterans are more likely than others to be in prison for a violent offense but less likely to be serving a sentence for drugs.
At year-end 1997, sex offenders accounted for 1 in 3 prisoners held in military correctional facilities.
Of course, this is probably colored by the fact that the branch of the military I know is the Army:
Nearly 60% of incarcerated veterans had served in the Army.
You know... now that I look at this, there may be a way to tell if my gut instinct was justified.
Among adult males in 1998, there were 937 incarcerated veterans per 100,000 veteran residents.
Of course, this could be due to the fact that the military is mostly guys - and guys are much more likely to be sex offenders.
Was anyone else in the military or settled in a military town. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has this idea that there's a certain... animalism that the training releases that has unintended side effects.