Burglaries in France down – but cybercrime up

Burglaries and car theft rates are falling but violent offences and cybercrime have risen, a new official national crime survey shows.

The study relates to 2018 offences and includes unreported crimes in an attempt to give a more in-depth picture than regular police statistics.

It reports that 490,000 main homes were burgled in 2018, a 14% drop on 2017 (560,000 homes) – but still much higher than the 349,000 homes in 2008.

If you add in second homes and other rented accommodation, 795,000 properties were burgled  in 2018 – around 2.7% of all homes in France, the  report ...

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