September 13, 2019
Figures from the French judicial police reveal that the number of murders and attempted murders in the country has dramatically increased over the last ten years.
The statistics reveal that in 2009 France saw 1,767 victims of homicide and attempted homicide but that number jumped significantly to 3,168 by 2018 with professor of criminology Alain Bauer warning of the growing trend of violence, Le Figaro reports.
“Homicide is, by definition, the criterion for recognising violence in a society,” Bauer said and added: “A deep movement back to physical violence is happening, especially in the West.”
Frédéric Lagache of the police union Alliance Police Nationale agreed, saying: “Violence is democratising. Law enforcement is no longer scary. Today, for nothing, for a look, it turns to fists. Pulling out a gun has become commonplace.”
Cities across France have seen a rise in violence, particularly surrounding the activities of criminal gangs in places like Marseille where a gang war that started at the beginning of 2019 has claimed the lives of nine people so far.
This article was posted: Friday, September 13, 2019 at 5:16 am