Want to know how safe a loved one is in Paris right now.
Well I'm sure there are plenty of truly awful crimes in Paris just as there are in most cities of the world. However, Paris on the whole is pretty safe - I'd say pickpocketing and petty theft is a substantial problem, particularly for tourists and visitors, but that is mere nuisance compared to what you imply. almost 8 years ago
By international standards Paris has a low crime rate.
In 2010, Paris had a crime rate of 11.8%, however 75% were non violent theft.
Paris doesn't make it onto the list of the world's ten most dangerous cities, but Detroit and New Orleans do (along with Ciudad Juarez, Caracas, Karachi and a few others.... oh Baghdad was another).
I'd be more worried about their cholesterol level from the beautiful food rather than crime.
Phil from Worldnomads.com safety hub almost 8 years ago