There were almost 250,000 burglaries in France in 2017, 2 percent up on the previous year although not quite as high as in 2013. There was also roughly the same number of failed break-ins, taking the total of attempted and completed burglaries to 470,000. That’s according to France Interior Ministry’s yearly crime index study, which The Local has had access to. The report also highlights that an unfortunate 30,000 properties were burgled more than once over the course of 2017. But not all departments across l’Héxagone are affected equally. First we look at those areas that have the highest burglary rates, which we calculated by comparing the total number of burglaries to the number of homes in the department. Where did most burglaries happen in France? And there was a rather surprising name at the top of the table. Haute-Garonne, in southwest France, was the department that experienced the highest number of burglaries per number of households in 2017: … [Read more...] about Where in France are you most (and least) likely to be burgled?
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Did you know there are almost 4,000 Aussies in France? That is, at least, according the latest stats from National Statistics Agency Insee. But the Australian embassy puts the figure a bit higher, at "an approximate 5,000". An embassy spokesperson told The Local that it's near impossible to have an accurate figure, considering some Australians never register themselves in France, some dual nationals maybe register under their second nationality, and some Australians are moving freely in the Schengen zone. If we focus on the 2014 figures from Insee, we can get a good insight into where the Australians can be found in France. First, a glance across the country, followed be an in-depth look at all 13 regions. At a glance There are 3,996 Aussies in France. The top region is The Greater Paris region of Ile de France, where there are 1,523 Aussies, 917 of whom live in Paris, which is the top department. The top region (outside of Ile de France) … [Read more...] about Australians in France: How many are there and where do they live?
Did you know there are over 19,000 Indian nationals officially living in France? That is, at least, according the latest stats given to The Local from National Statistics Agency Insee. However one previous study put the figure at 27,700 including some 15,000 who had become naturalized French citizens. The number of Indians in France could also grow given that French governments have made efforts to attract more Indian students to its universities. Indeed by 2020 the hope among authorities is that as many as 10,000 international students from India had to France each year. That same study said the Indian population in France and indeed those from other south Asian countries are "among the least known components of France's social mosaic." The Insee figures, compiled in 2014, offer a good insight into where people from India can be found in France. So here's a closer look, starting with a glance across the country followed by a region-by-region breakdown. At a glance There … [Read more...] about Where in France are the Indian communities to be found?
Did you know there are over 9,000 Irish people who live in France? That's officially at least. And with a huge number of Brits applying for Irish nationality due to Brexit, the number of "Irish" in France could soar in the coming years. There are 9,086 to be exact, according to the most recent figures given to The Local from France’s Statistics Agency, Insee. But where are they all? In short, they are spread all over the France from the capital to the countryside, although there are certain regions that have attracted more Irish than others. The sun might have something to do with it. And according to one estate agent the "Irish buyers are back in love with France". "Property prices in the Republic of Ireland are booming again (12.3% increase last year) and owners are using their new found equity to buy in France again," Mary Hawkins from Leggett Immobilier told The Local. "Leggett Immobilier saw sales to Irish buyers triple in 2017 and this year shows no signs … [Read more...] about Where are all the Irish living in France?
Canada is believed to be home to some 150,000 French nationals with several thousand moving across the Atlantic each year. Although only some 90,000 are officially registered with the registered with the French consulate. But it's not been all one-way traffic in the direction of Montreal and Toronto. There are a few thousand Canadians who have made the move in the opposite direction. Officially there are 12,568 Canadian citizens living in France. That's according to the most recent figures given to The Local by France’s Statistics Agency, Insee, although as with every nationality there are probably a few more hiding away after having enjoying a good night in the one of the country's Canadian bars like The Moose or the Great Canadian in Paris. Now, it’s important to note that this doesn’t mean all those Canadians in France should be described as Anglophones or English speakers, as they may be in other countries like Australia. Indeed, many will no doubt be … [Read more...] about Where in France do all the Canadians live?