Security in Perpignan – Arrests almost doubled between 2020 and 2021: the new crime figures

EXCLUSIVE THE INDEPENDENT. The figures of the actions of the municipal police make it possible to draw up an assessment of delinquency in Perpignan. A trend confirmed by data from the gendarmerie and the national police.

A number first, more than consistent: 85.5.

Between 2020 and 2021, the arrests of the municipal police of Perpignan, according to their report, would have increased by 85.5% from 607 to 1,126. Even if the general interventions would have increased “only” by 28.29%. In the crime data of the municipal police (PM), several offenses would be down in 2021 compared to 2020 (year marked by the Covid crisis): thefts with violence, burglaries and thefts with weapons. Voluntary blows and injuries as well as domestic violence would continue to increase.



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A downward trend confirmed by state services. According to official sources, over the period from August 1, 2022 to October 31, the service management indicator (IPS) – which measures crime on public roads – fell by 18% compared to 2018 and by 6% compared to to 2019.

It should be noted that over this same period the national police force in the field has been reinforced. Supported further by the 80 mobile gendarmes sent by the Minister of the Interior, considering Perpignan as a priority in terms of national security with six other cities in France. The result: still from August 1 to October 31, 1,111 offenses were recorded in 2018, 965 in 2019, 1,057 in 2020, 870 in 2021 and 907 in 2022.

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Anti-narcotics operations, seizures, and patrols on public roads would also have increased more than tenfold compared to last year. In the sights of the military and the national: the fight against the deal.

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