According to Ouest France, some 18,500 people in France are registered as potential radicals. This is an increase from 11,400 cases of potential radicalization as reported by “terrorism-related terrorist prevention” in March 2015. The database tracks the personal information of watched individuals, as well as their alleged connections to terrorist groups.
According to Ouest France, the suspected terrorists are not just men, but women and children as well. Female radicals accounted for 26 percent of cases, minors 16 percent, and French converts made up 34 percent of the list.