France

France: bill to introduce neighbourhood watch

March 9, 2011 – A group of French MPs has introduced a bill in order to allow the creation of citizens’ neighbourhood watch committees, inspired by the neighbourhood watch system already existing in the US, Canada and the UK. The … More

Executive Director of French Interministerial Committee for Crime Prevention announces a 50 million euros fund for prevention

French policy document on crime prevention , Finance Act Project 2011

French Mayors call for a dialogue between the State and local authorities

Mayors of the French Forum for Urban Security (FFSU) and of the associations Ville et Banlieue and Grandes Villes de France (Large Cities of France) have issued a common press release where they call for the opening of a new … More

Efus Country Profile: France

Last update : 02.10
1.Crime statistics

Crime rate (2008) : 57.51 ‰ (2007 : 58.33‰; 2006 : 61.03‰; 2005 : 62.35‰)
In France crime rate is the ratio between offences and the national population according to census
Offences (2008): 3.558.329
Since 2002 offences decrease of 14,21%
Main Offences (2008):
Thefts : 1.847.205. Since 1998, thefts decrease (-19,39%)
People offences : 408.251, in the past ten years, people offences increase (+84,77%)
Economic offences : 381.032. Since 2005, economic offences increase (+19,56%)
Others (including drugs) : 921.841. More or less stable since 2002
Custodies (2008): 577.816. Since 2004, custodies increase (+22.40%) and cause many arguments between politics, and between law enforcement forces and Justice
Offenders (2008):
Total : 1.172.393. Since 2004 number of offenders increase of 15,17%
Minors percentage (10-18) : 17,73%. The ratio minors/offenders decrease since 2006 (2006 : 18,33%; 2007 : 18,04%), but the number of minors increase (+12.52% between 2004 and 2008).

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