Amherst Police file review

Amherst Police are reviewing a number of files after an investigation revealed a high rate of sexual assault complaints had been dismissed as unfounded.

A Globe and Mail investigation into sexual assault cases from 2010 to 2014, put the rate of unfounded cases in Amherst at 49 per cent.

Incidents are listed as unfounded when it is decided that a criminal violation did not take place.

Amherst Police Chief Ian Naylor said at this point they cannot provide the reason why their percentage is significantly higher than the national and provincial averages.

In Cumberland County, the five-year rate was 26 per cent or 21 of 82 allegations, Parrsboro’s was 32 per cent.

There were no figures for Oxford or Springhill.