Here are some recent statistics on crime, as reported by Novopress:
The figures on crime in 2011, presented by Claude Guéant on January 17, reveal an ever increasing assault on the safety of the French people. While the Interior Minister dared to boast about a ridiculous drop of 0.34% in general criminality, other figures were much more instructive.
Thus, the rate of burglaries of primary residences rose by 17.1% compared to 2010. Other significant data include violence against people, notably voluntary homicides, that rose more than 10%. Note too that violent acts against people have increased more than 22% in the last ten years.
These figures are certainly a low estimate since many French people, disappointed and discouraged by the absence of a concerted policy against crime and immigration, have given up filing complaints.
Furthermore, certain types of misdeeds are not included in the State's calculations, such as bank card fraud.http://galliawatch.blogspot.com/2012/01/crime-rising.html