The International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism (LICRA) reported 22 physical assaults.
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Report Data - France - 2011
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 Protection Service of the Jewish Community (SPCJ) reported 57 violent acts, seven cases of arson or attempted arson, 65 cases of vandalism, 114 cases of threats of violence, and 100 cases involving graffiti.
LICRA reported 27 physical assaults and six cases of damage to property, including one against private property and five against synagogues or cemeteries. The Kantor Center reported three physical assaults, one of which involved serious injury.
Conseil de la Jeunesse Pluriculturelle (COJEP) reported five cases of graffiti on a mosque, two cases of a pig’s head and internal organs being left outside a mosque, one case of an arson attack against a mosque, and one case of a bomb and fire accelerator placed inside a mosque.
LICRA reported 14 cases of damage to property, including ten against private property and four against mosques or cemeteries.
The Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians reported five cases of cemetery desecration, seven cases of damage to church, three cases of arson to churches, and five incidents in which Christian icons in public places were vandalized. These were also reported by the Holy See. The Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians reported a further cemetery desertion and three additional cases of damage to churches, including vandalism and damage to church statues.
SOS-Homophobie reported 185 physical assaults and 19 sexual assaults.
The Holy See reported six cases of cemetery desecration, 13 cases of damage to churches, three cases of arson to churches, and five incidents in which Christian icons in public places were vandalized.