France regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. France's hate crime laws are a combination of general and specific penalty enhancement provisions. Hate crime data are collected by the Ministry of Justice, the National Institution for Human Rights, the police and the Gendarmerie. Hate crime data are regularly published by the National Institution for Human Rights. France conducts regular surveys on hate crime victimization.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2017||1505||Not available||Not available|
|2015||1790||Not available||Not available|
|2011||Not available||Not available||431|
|2009||Not available||Not available||579|
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) encouraged France to continue its training for police, prosecutors and judges on criminal-law provisions to combat racism, to improve systematic responses to complainants in racist acts, and to improve recording of racist incidents.
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) expressed concern about the reported increase in racist violence against Roma in France.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) noted reports of increased convictions in France in connection with racist and anti-Semitic crimes as indications of an improved response by the court system.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) noted that officials in France have taken a firm stance against “Islamophobia.”
The EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) issued a report in 2010 examining the discrimination and violence experienced by Muslim and non-Muslim youths in France. The report found that victims of violence and discrimination often suffered from feelings of social marginalization.