In a communique, the minister addressed his congratulations to the 45,000 policemen and gendarmes and to the 50,000 firemen 'whose commitment and professionalism allowed the night of Saint-Sylvestre to conserve its festive character and take place calmly without any serious incidents.'

549 people were taken in for questioning (compared to 288 last year) and 481 were held.
During the night '16 gendarmes and policemen were slightly wounded.'