Pierre-Marie Sève is the director of the Institute for Justice, an association working to reform the justice system and fight crime.
On the evening of Saturday to Sunday, a village festival in the Drôme turned into a tragedy. According to initial information, a mob waited until the end of the party to attack the guests, injuring twenty people and, so far, at least one death. This deadly attack by an organized gang is shocking because it remains – for the moment – unusual. But, far from being an isolated event, it highlights a serious and new phenomenon: the emergence of violence in rural and peri-urban areas, traditionally the quietest territories of France.
The Creuse, the Allier, or the Breton countryside: in the French collective imagination, there remains a France where it is, a priori, useless to lock your door in the middle of the day. And indeed, statistics confirm that delinquency and crime are much more...
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