Only 940 cars torched in France this New Year's Eve
But hey, what's 126 smouldering husks entre amis? A double-digit decline in this kind of behavior is a good thing no matter what. It looks like the first time since 372 cars were set alight in 2008 that the number has come in below quadruple digits, but we can't be sure since ex-president Nikolas Sarkozy had a don't-ask-don't-tell policy about the issue for a few years. We still think the most startling statistic in all of this is that the government counters believe 80 percent of the fires are started by people looking to make an insurance claim, to which we say, Zut!
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