TfL cracks down on ha­rass­ment

Rail (UK) - - Network News -

Trans­port for Lon­don (TfL) says a cam­paign launched in April 2014 to crack down on un­wanted sex­ual be­hav­iour on the cap­i­tal’s trans­port net­work is prov­ing a suc­cess.

TfL, the Metropoli­tan Po­lice and Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice launched the ‘Re­port it to stop it’ cam­paign in a bid to en­cour­age peo­ple to re­port to the po­lice any be­hav­iour that made them feel un­com­fort­able. A film pro­duced for the cam­paign has been watched by al­most eight mil­lion view­ers.

The num­ber of re­ports rose by 31% in 2015-16 com­pared with the pre­vi­ous year, and 1,716 re­ports of sex­ual of­fences led to over 500 ar­rests.

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