According to newly released statistics, in some areas of Paris almost 50 per cent of criminals have a migrant background.
French newspaper Le Figaro reports that in certain departments, the number of foreign-born criminals is as high as 47.6 per cent.
Figures from the National Observatory of Delinquency and Criminal Responses (ONDRP) reveal that crimes carried out by unaccompanied youth increased by 22.7 per cent.
Pickpocketing offenses committed by younger migrants have risen from 15.8 per cent in 2016 to 31.7 percent in 2019.
Burglaries in Paris carried out by young migrants rose from 2.1 per cent in 2016 to 13.1 per cent in 2019, while foreign youth involvement in violent robberies also surged from 4.8 per cent in 2016 to 16.6 percent in 3019.
In a related story, the ONDRP also revealed that 120 knife attacks occur in France on an average day, with 44,000 victims of knife crime each year.