PARIS (Reuters) - French police said on Sunday they were relieved that expected violence failed to materialise on New Year's Eve, just weeks after the worst rioting in France in nearly 40 years.
Police said 425 cars were burnt, of which 177 were in the Paris region, and 362 revellers were detained. That marked a slight rise from the 333 burnt cars and 272 arrests last year. [emphases added]
I'd hate to see it when expected violence does materialize.