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The implementation of the “crack plan” in Paris

COUR DES COMPTES

Established in Paris between 2019 and 2021, the “crack plan” aims to tackle the problem of crack cocaine, a hard, cheap drug that has been heavily trafficked in the north-east of Paris since the 1990s. This plan was developed by a group of actors who sought to coordinate their actions to address the increasing number and concentration of drug addicts in the 18th, 19th and 20th arrondissements: the prefecture of the Île-de-France region, the Paris police headquarters, the Interministerial Mission for the Fight against Drugs and Addictive Behaviour (MILDECA), the regional health agency (ARS), the City of Paris and the Paris prosecutor’s office were among the signatories to the protocol implemented over the last three years. The flash audit published today by the Court of Auditors, conducted by the Île-de-France regional chamber of accounts (CRC), is the result of a targeted and rapid investigation that has produced an initial assessment of the implementation of this policy and lays out possible avenues for improvement.