Tag Archives: Justice

The role of cities in the prevention of reoffending

“I would like to thank the European Forum for enabling progress to be made in the prevention of re-offending”, said Jacques Salvator, Mayor of Aubervilliers, 10 December 2013 in Brussels, recalling the fact that it was at the Efus international … More

French policy document on crime prevention , Finance Act Project 2011

A whole new world (in the UK)

Following the election of a Conservative/Liberal coalition Government in May, in the context of drastic financial reductions to all sectors of public action, radical changes in the way community safety is managed in the UK are being implemented. On October … More

“Sense of safety – A success factor for a vibrant city”, Helsinki, Finland

The city of Helsinki (Finland) is organising on October 20, 21, and 22 its now annual international conference on urban security, in cooperation with the Finnish Ministry of Justice and the Efus. During this event, many topics related to security … 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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