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3 February 2017

Fewer racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim acts in 2016

The report on racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim acts recorded in 2016, which has just been presented, shows that such acts and threats were down by 44.7% in 2016 compared with 2015.
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On Wednesday 1 February, Bruno Le Roux presented the report on racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim acts committed over 2016: racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim acts and threats recorded an overall 44.7% decrease in 2016 compared with 2015, with a total of 1,125 acts and threats as against 2,032 in 2015.
 
This very considerable decrease bears witness to the effectiveness of measures for protection of places of worship introduced in January 2015. It also testifies to the successful mobilisation of the Republic’s institutions, its schools in particular, after the attacks of 2015 and 2016.
 
Anti-Semitic acts and threats were down by 58.5% in 2016: the lowest level recorded for 15 years.
 
There was also a significant decrease in anti-Muslim acts compared with 2015: down by 57.6%, one of the lowest levels since records of numbers of anti-Muslim attacks and threats were first kept (2010).