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Terrorism at lowest level since 2002

Global terrorism has been decreasing steadily since 2002. The number of terror attacks decreased 19.8% in 2017, following drops of 9.2% and 11.5% in the preceding two years, according to this article. Terrorism-related deaths declined 24.2% in 2017 following drops … Continue reading

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Yellow vest protests in France

This blog essay reviews the ongoing protests in France since last November, reporting that the police response has been measured yet “seventeen eyes and four hands have been lost so far.” The protests are not clearly far-right or far-left, ideological, … Continue reading

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Crime solving slips in Paris

This article compares crime-solving rates across France, based on an analysis of police data. In Paris, success in identifying suspects in reported crime cases has dropped from 34% to 22% since 2012. Solving rates are generally higher in the country’s … Continue reading

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Thieves in law arrested in Spain

This article reports 130 arrests and searches of 70 properties in Spain and France, following investigation of the Armenian faction of the Russian organized crime group “Thieves in Law,” described as “the largest and most dangerous group in Europe right … Continue reading

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Public perception of police effectiveness in France

This column summarizes an extensive survey of public attitudes toward police in France. Disregarding “not known” responses, 74% of rural residents judged police effectiveness in crime control positively, compared to 61% in large cities and 58% in metropolitan Paris. Overall, … Continue reading

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Community policing in France

This 2 1/2 minute news video discusses France’s “love-hate relationship” with community policing. President Macron has recently encouraged more emphasis on building public trust as a means of preventing both crime and terrorism.

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870 arrests for online child sexual abuse on the Darknet

This press release describes the results of a worldwide FBI & Europol investigation into online child sexual abuse on the Darknet’s Playpen site. Three site administrators were recently convicted in the U.S. and sentenced to 20-30 years in prison. A … Continue reading

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