In an effort to manage and dim the public temperament the Police lied with the help of the media. The number of cars torched on New Years’ Eve was initially stated at 301, then 396, up until the number 483 appeared somewhere. Nouvel Obs now reports it to be 683, up from 425 from 2005.
The exactness of the numbers is breathtaking. Not just ~300 cars, no, precisely 301, later revised to 683. That's science for you.
I sure hope the EU addresses this in their new rules on allowable carbon emissions.
h/t no pasaran