An Evaluation of Community Policing in France (Toulouse) and in French Canada (Montreal)

Andre Normandeau, Universite de Montreal

This study compares the results of a comparative research on community policing in France (Toulouse) and in French Canada (Montreal). Public attitudes in both cities are tests on satisfaction with regard to policing, on victimization and fear of crime, "before and after" the introduction of community policing or "police to proximite (in French). Toulouse is a French city of 300,000 inhabitants (metropolis of about 650,000). Montreal is a city of 2 million (metropolis of 3.5 million).

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