Is delinquency really decreasing in France?

THE CHEKING PROCESS – On RTL, the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, said that the figures for delinquency were decreasing.

THE QUESTION. Emmanuel Macron signed a comeback under the sign of security. After a long trip to Marseille following a summer marked by settling of scores, the Head of State went to Roubaix to announce the measures of his “Beauvau de la sécurité”. During this last trip, the Head of State praised his record, and, Wednesday, September 15, his Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin, went further. On RTL, he declared that in France, “delinquency decreases[ait]».

The question comes up regularly in public debate. The Minister of the Interior had also claimed to have observed a “wildly” of the society. Words that could suggest that delinquency was not decreasing, or even that it was increasing. What is it really?

CHECKS. Delinquency covers a very wide field. The common acceptance that is given to it are those of crimes and misdemeanors, to which we can add certain acts falling under contraventions, in particular those of the 5th category, which relate to violence.

Since 2015, the Ministry of the Interior has communicated the figures of crimes and offenses committed

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