19.6.2014, The Telegraph – Roma attack in Paris: French Roma by numbers

19.6.2014, The Telegraph – Roma attack in Paris: French Roma by numbers

As a French Roma boy is left fighting for his life after being brutally assaulted, these figures demonstrate the predicament of French Roma.

500,000 – Roma population of France (but activists claim the true figure is as high as 1.2 million)

19,380 – Roma expelled from France in 2013

9,400 – Roma expelled in 2012

8,400 – Roma forced out in 2011

400 – Roma camps in France at the start of 2013

165 – Roma camps demolished in 2013

23% – Roma men in France are in paid full time employment

60% – Roma men in France stopped education before the age of 16

72% – Roma men live in sub-standard housing in France, compared to 2% of non-Roma

47% – Roma women aged over 50 are in poor health, compared with 14% of the non-Roma population

Source (English language): http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/10912500/Roma-attack-in-Paris-French-Roma-by-numbers.html

 

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