The French Have No Complaints About Their Neighbourhoods… Except Low Public Safety, Urban Decay and Noise

Thomas Le Jeannic, division Conditions de vie des ménages, Insee

The vast majority of the French find their neighbourhoods pleasant places to live. However, they still have a list of criticisms: dangerous roads, pollution, noise, a lack of parking space, community activities and shops, etc. Although delinquency is not the most frequently cited issue, it is the prime concern of those inhabitants who are not happy with their neighbourhood. Feelings of insecurity are most common in neighbourhoods where incomes are low. However, the inhabitants of zones urbaines sensibles (sensitive urban zones), where these problems are rife, often deplore the bad reputation of their neighbourhood.

Insee Première
No 1133
Paru le : 10/05/2007