Statistics released by the French interior ministry have revealed that nearly all serious crimes increased in number last year, including murder, sexual violence, and theft.
France’s Interior Ministry released the 2022 statistics on crime on Tuesday, noting that sexual violence, domestic violence, drug use, and intentional assault and battery had all increased by over 10 per cent compared to 2021.
According to the statistics, domestic violence increased by 16.9 per cent, intentional assault increased by 15.3 per cent, and sexual violence increased by 11.4 per cent, newspaper Le Parisien reports.
The number of murders in 2022 stood at 948 — 7.8 per cent higher than in 2021.
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