The casualty rate for the French police force became over 3 times higher than that of the American military forces in Iraq in what would become referred to as a permanent Insurgency within the French Republic.
Islamic radicals started a number of attacks and riots in Paris Suburbs that resulted in a state of emergency that lasted over 3 months. Although, the State of emergency declaration ended eventually, sporadic riots and attacks on French security forces continues for years and eventually has a major resumption in November of 2007.
There has been an ongoing ‘intifada’ in France for the past several years. World Tribune reported in October that there has been 2,500 French police officers injured in 2006 alone by roving gangs of Islamist. Michael Thoomis, Secretary General of the Action Police Trade Union said, “We are in a state of civil war, orchestrated by radical Islamists. This is not a question of urban violence any more. It is an intifada, with stones and firebombs.”
"...this year police casualties will reach 15% of the total police force:
"Violent acts are rising in an exponential proportion", says a speaker from the Police. "If this tendency continues, we will have 15% of the policemen hurt in a year".
That means French police police are suffering a higher number of casualties than are American armed forces in Iraq. The total number of casualties in Iraq per year is approximately 6,800, which represents about 4.5% of total American forces.
The casualty rate for the French police force will be over 3 times higher than that of the American military forces in Iraq...."