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CNCDH (2018), Rapport 2017 sur la lutte contre le racisme, l'antisémitisme et la xénophobie (2017 Report on the fight against racism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia)

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Human rights or equality body


France, Commission nationale consultative des droits de l'homme (National Consultative Commission for Human Rights - CNCDH)

Main Thematic Focus

Racism & xenophobia

Target Population

Muslims Religious minorities

Key findings

The year 2017 was marked by a stabilisation of the tolerance index and confirmed the overall downward trend in racist acts reported to the police and gendarmerie, although this should be viewed in perspective of the extent of under-reporting.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

Study - qualitative research

Sample details and representativeness

Ministries, administrations, associations and other entities and individuals replied to the questionnaire sent by the CNCDH, which also took into account surveys on the state of public opinion, analyses by its partner researchers, the statistical report of the Ministry of the Interior on observed racist acts and that of the Ministry of Justice on the criminal courts' response.

DISCLAIMERThe information presented here is collected under contract by the FRA's research network FRANET. The information and views contained do not necessarily reflect the views or the official position of the FRA.