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French Interior Minister: 1,067 Cars Torched Over New Year's

A new annual tradition

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French Interior Minister Manuel Valls held a press conference on Wednesday to deliver a report on crime over New Year, and delivered the most highly anticipated statistic: the numbers of cars torched during the celebrations.

Highlighting that January 31 was "one of the year's most important events in terms of pubic security",Valls also addressed the deaths of three people who were stabbed in separate incidents. The minister then delivered the tally: 1,067 cars were torched across the country the previous evening.