The number of radicalized individuals reported to French authorities has doubled since April 2015, a government report cited by Le Figaro stated.
Most of the rise was found to be in Metropolitan Paris, as well as Lyon, Nice, Toulouse and Lille on the Belgian border. Although the number of radicals has increased, most were found through human contact, despite 4,848 websites and social media accounts being found and blocked.
The radicals are "almost never caught through the use of their computer. The trigger is in 95% of cases related to human contact," the report said.
Info @Le_Figaro — La carte des 8250 individus islamistes radicalisés en France— Le Figaro (@Le_Figaro) February 3, 2016
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In addition, up to 30 percent of the radicals are women, while as much as a fifth were below legal age, according to the report.