It’s official - Dordogne enjoys one of the lowest rates of crime in France – to be exact it rates 6th out of France’s 95 departments for lowest rate of violent attack in 2007 at 3.0 per 1,000 residents. And interestingly the rate dropped 0.2% compared to 2006 nationally – in stark contrast to many of its European neighbours.
Seine Saint-Denis, located just to the north-east of Paris, is the most dangerous department at 19.5 attacks per 1,000 residents, with Ile-de-France the most dangerous region. Provence-Alps-Cote d’Azur is the second worst region at 9.8.
The top three include Ceruse, Vendee and Chantal at 2.2, 2.6 and 2.7 respectively.