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Paris metro sex attacks up by a third

Paris Police Prefecture has issued a report with alarming figures showing that sexual assaults have increased by 30 percent in 2018 on the city’s public transport system

Published: March 14, 2019, 9:54 am

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    More than 1 000 cases were reported last year. In total, some 1 159 sexual assaults were logged with law enforcement. It includes attacks on buses, all metro lines, RER trains, and other forms of transport in the Ile-de-France region.

    More than half of the complaints were registered in Paris, according to the report. The region not only includes Paris but also migrant suburbs, according to public broadcaster France 3.

    Some critics say that the number is even higher than the official statistics show, however. Laurent Nuñez, Secretary of State at the Ministry of the Interior, noted that only ten percent of women subjected to sexual aggression actually report their experience to the police.

    The INED 2015 Virage survey showed that almost half of the violence against women, 43 percent, occurs on public transport in the Ile-de-France region while another 40 percent takes place on the street.

    French police officer, who works as part of a plainclothes team on the Paris metro to prevent crime, revealed last year that the majority of sex attackers he arrests come from North African backgrounds.

    The officer, Fabien, is part of the special force of eighty or so plain clothes officers who travel on public transport to prevent violent attacks and sexual assaults, Le Figaro reported.

    According to Fabien, the sex assaults occur mostly on the 2, 4, and 13 lines of the metro, in the north of the city in migrant-heavy areas. “For more than ten years that I have done this job, the suspects I have arrested are a very, very large majority from a North African origin,” he explained. The age of the perpetrators ranged from 12 to 86.

    Notably too, is that the number of femicides is no longer decreasing. The National Observatory of Delinquency and Criminal Responses (ONDRP), on Thursday issued a new report, according to Franceinfo.  The ONDRP identified 109 women killed in 2017. A figure is identical to that of 2016.

    The numbers had dropped between 2007 and 2015, from 166 to 115 women killed by their spouses. The report, which includes statistics from the Ministry of the Interior, gives details of these murders and assassinations.

    Most often, it is a dispute (32 percent) that is at the origin, or a separation (26 percent). Some 80 percent of these crimes take place at home. Importantly, only half of the victims had already suffered violence from their spouse before dying.

    n 2019, 30 cases of feminicide have already been counted in France, and it is higher than in 2018 during the same time.

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