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Table 1.
Reported Reasons for Leaving the FARC (in percentages)
Reported ReasonDesertersRank-and-File DesertersDeserters with Some Level of Command Authority
Abuse within the group 32.1 33.0 25.8 
Desire to change life 31.6 32.2 27.1 
Armed pressure 8.1 7.9 9.4 
Missing one's family 6.9 6.8 7.9 
Disagreement with group 4.4 3.7 9.6 
Demoralized 3.9 3.7 5.5 
Unkept promises 2.6 2.6 2.4 
Threatened by the group 2.2 2.2 2.1 
Other reason 10.8 10.6 12.6 
19,254 17,003 2,251 
Reported ReasonDesertersRank-and-File DesertersDeserters with Some Level of Command Authority
Abuse within the group 32.1 33.0 25.8 
Desire to change life 31.6 32.2 27.1 
Armed pressure 8.1 7.9 9.4 
Missing one's family 6.9 6.8 7.9 
Disagreement with group 4.4 3.7 9.6 
Demoralized 3.9 3.7 5.5 
Unkept promises 2.6 2.6 2.4 
Threatened by the group 2.2 2.2 2.1 
Other reason 10.8 10.6 12.6 
19,254 17,003 2,251 
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