More than 37 200 cases of sexual assault re-evaluated

News 10 December, 2017
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    Police forces across Canada is currently reviewing more than 37 200 cases of sexual assault, reported the Globe and Mail,” nearly a year after the publication of an inquiry-shock.

    Last February, the daily toronto had revealed that, on average, a complaint on five sexual assault were considered unfounded by the police. In Quebec, the police forces of Montreal and Quebec city had both an average of 18 % of cases considered to be not based on five years, while the Sûreté du Québec had a rate of 21 %.

    Since the publication of this report, more than 37 200 folders have been re-evaluated. The number, half of the accusations were considered unfounded, but the third had been improperly classified, said the police forces surveyed by the Globe.

    In Quebec, the police of Quebec and Montreal, and the SQ have also undertaken a review of their records. The SPVM is committed to a systematic review, in-house, the records deemed unfounded, had learned the QMI Agency in November.