Already in October the gendarmes had announced a 25% increase in violence in the rural and suburban zones where they are on duty. In November this explanation no longer held up. Violence again increased by 19%
Remember the first year of Obama?
France is now experiencing its first year of Hollande and having your country by an incompetent Socialist with no skills except raising taxes and spending money, secure in the knowledge that his base will always turn out for him, does not do good things to the morale of a nation.
The month of November 2012 registered 15,000 more victims than the same month last year (295,000 reported incidents compared with 280,000 in November 2011).
A closer look reveals that thefts in principal and secondary residences, always a priority, exploded by 17.2% (more than 24,000 incidents), break-ins of businesses by 12.7% (almost 6000 incidents).
Already in October the gendarmes had announced a 25% increase in violence in the rural and suburban zones where they are on duty. This observation was dismissed as being "atypical" by the ONDRP (National Observatory of Crime and Punishment).
But in November this explanation no longer held up. Violence again increased by 19% in the zones patrolled by the gendarmes, while home burglaries increased by 21.7% (10,400 incidents).
What is happening on the Parisian rails? Last November there was a 52.3% increase in pickpockets (1494 incidents), a 21.4% increase in thefts (1351 incidents) and a 19.6% increase in violent thefts (894 incidents).
I wonder what percentage of those responsible are Hollande voters.