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31 Dec 2023

Marseille Faces Record High in Drug-Related Violence in 2023

In Marseille, France, [drug-related violence has soared](, with 47 deaths and 118 injuries marking 2023 as the deadliest year yet. The public prosecutor highlighted a surge in young victims and criminals, including seven minors killed. Gang-related executions and numerous casualties at drug selling points underscore this troubling trend, alongside a rise in women's involvement in trafficking networks.