The International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism (LICRA) reported 45 cases of alleged assault and 320 cases involving alleged racist insults.
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Report Data - France - 2009
The Ministry of Justice issued an instruction on strengthening the pedagogical nature of sentencing for hate crime offenders. The instruction invites prosecutors to publicize their decisions in these cases, where possible, and to establish partnerships with national memory sites and other remembrance institutions.
The Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of the Interior have jointly created a network of investigators and magistrates sensitized to the specificities of hate crimes, in order to improve the experience of victims or those who report incidents. This experiment has been piloted in Provence and aims to increase the reporting of hate crimes. Lessons learned will inform the training strategy for investigators at the national level.
The Service de Protection de la Communauté Juive (Jewish Community Protection Service) reported 832 incidents, of which 81 were assaults, 78 were acts of vandalism, 15 were arson attempts, 229 were threats and 360 instances of graffiti. The Stephen Roth Institute reported 195 violent incidents.
SOS-Homophobie issued a report that analyzed 1,026 LGBT-phobic incidents in France in 2009, including 88 hate-motivated physical assaults against LGBT persons.
International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism (LICRA) started providing legal support to victims of hate-motivated incidents. Fifty-four persons benefited from this service. Additionally, LICRA developed an online form to report hate-motivated incidents.
The Holy See, drawing on media sources, reported 14 cases of the desecration of cemeteries and 16 of the vandalization of churches.