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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Anti-Semitic crime almost halved in France

This will shock a few people. It will also render a couple of peoples arguments null and void.
The number of anti-semitic incidents in France has halved since 2004, according to new figures released by the French police force.

There were 504 anti-semitic acts or threats reported in 2005, a drop of 48 per cent from the high of 974 in 2004, the worst year for such attacks since the government began keeping records of hate crimes in 1995.

French authorities put the fall down to increased security at sensitive sites, a decrease in tensions in the middle east and improved anti-hate education programmes at schools.

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