I Apologize for Error in Data in Our Sexual Assault Story of Wednesday October 2, 2013 by Jamie Gilcig

jg2CFN – I wish to make a sincere apology to viewers of CFN.    Wednesday we ran a story about the numbers on Sexual Assaults on Cornwall Ontario.


We were supplied with some erroneous data on assaults.  The correct data actually show that Cornwall had more Sexual Assaults in 2012 than in 2010, the year it had the highest score in Canada according to Maclean’s magazine.  Our original story has been taken down.

The integrity of our coverage of any story is critically important to CFN and myself personally.

To err is human, but with a subject as important as the victims of horrible crimes here in Cornwall; especially after Project Truth, there can be no room for errors.

I apologize to any victims of Sexual Assault that were upset by our earlier report.   The numbers clearly show that we have a large way to go as a community to address the issues of how people are treated in our city.

2008 – 96

2009 – 85

2010 – 65

2011 – 74

2012 – 90

Jamie Gilcig – Editor – The Cornwall Free News.

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  1. RANK 2010


    #1 Cornwall, Ont.


    WOW says a lot about the town and people that live here!

  2. There are 45,000 people +/-. There are at least 10,000 under 40 in common-law relationships living in marginal housing, uneducated, and on government assistance or wannabe gangsters. 90/10,000= about 1 in one hundred. If the drugs and booze are factored into poverty rage we have 1 in 450 overall in this city reporting sexual assault. when you figure in that half of these are recanted and the others mostly dismissed the figure is 3 legitimate rapes per year. Congrats Cornwall, the most hated city in Canada by bogus statistics.
    Or is it the police budget?

  3. When you factor in drunken Long Saultlians and natives in the city the number drops to -3.

  4. Project Truth and Cornwall go hand in hand.

  5. This is sad indeed..

  6. Looks like 420 is one of the problems that festers in Cornwall his statements about people from Long Sault and natives show just how bias and racist many people in Cornwall are .
    I have been to Long Sault many times over the years at all times of the day and have yet to see proof of that statement that makes them stand out out from the norm as for natives I know and have met over the years dozens of great law abiding native citizens that have to fight racism on a continuous basis the 420’s group them all as smugglers and drunks if you read the real history of Canada and what happened to them at the hands of our not so honourable ancestors the term would surely be reversed with the history books calling them BRITISH SAVAGES.

    Cornwall spends a lot of time educating men and women to report sexual assault and should be very proud of where it has moved to over the last years remember a sexual assault is a simple unwanted touching of a female for example by a male or vice versa and the charge is sexual assault often, the officer has no choice the courts are left sort it out unfortunately for many sexual assault conjures up a violent rape in many peoples minds.
    if the stats were broken down properly then the image may change here also Cornwall should never be lumped in with cities that do not advertize at the level Cornwall does ever heard the adds brothers sisters by nav spar education always means a increase in reports not an increase in abuse
    Stats are just that numbers that can be twisted by the interpreter to benefit the user in this case a writer dis just that oh yeh notice how quick Janie apologized the other media needs to take a lesson here

  7. Many years ago, government statistics indicated that Cornwall’s unemployment rate had dropped almost overnight, from near 20% to well below 10% . . . . with ZERO new jobs being added to the local economy. Statistics Canada changed the way by which they tabulated statistics . . . . people on social assistance were transferred to welfare . . . . and people on welfare are excluded from the unemployment numbers.

    With regard to statistics on ‘rape’, how exactly does Statistics Canada define ‘rape’ . . . . does their definition concur with the traditional definition, or do they include a slap on the cheek of a lady’s bum (possible ‘assault’) in their rape statistics?

  8. To quote Mark Twain (which he attributed to Disraeli in his autobiography);

    “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.”

  9. Excellent Reg,and the writer I earlier referred to was the originator Maclean’s magazine not cfn just in case someone is confused

  10. Sad…. Many victims in this city. I guess the city has a rep for protecting these sick individuals, thats what you can expect.

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