Thank goodness the French can't carry concealed firearms, so they can't be victims of violent crime. Oh yeah, knives:
The gang of between 20 and 30 youths boarded the train, heading from Nice on the French Riviera to Lyon, in eastern France, early on Jan. 1, as it carried 600 passengers home from New Year’s Eve partying overnight.Aside from how sick it is that French people aren't permitted to forcefully defend themselves, the police that people are forced to depend on were in turn forced wait an hour and a half to board while they waited for a formal complaint.
Once inside, they went wild, forcing passengers to hand over mobile phones and wallets, and slashing seats and breaking windows. A 20-year-old woman cornered by several of the marauders was sexually molested.