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Delinquency: 2022, dark year of violence in Lille


DECRYPTION – Violence increased sharply last year in the capital of Flanders. A question that divides the politicians of the city.

The capital of Flanders has red lights: +22% armed robberies, +20.3% domestic violence, +23% violence in public space… In Lille, these types of delinquency have experienced a significant increase between 2021 and 2022, placing the city in the top three of bad scores, with Marseille and Saint-Denis, on several indicators.

“I am a little surprised by these figures,

reacts Jean-Claude Menault, deputy in charge of security for the city of Lille.

They deserve to be taken into consideration, but during the monitoring cells

(meetings with the national police, editor's note)

there was no particular alert



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To explain this increase, he evokes the proximity to Belgium and the Netherlands, the particularly developed nightlife, or even drugs, which generate crimes.

“We also particularly encourage victims to file a complaint, which partly explains the increase in the numbers”,

specifies the elected representative of the majority, who is a former director of security…

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Source: lefigaro

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