Tackling all forms of unwanted sexual behaviour on public
transport is a priority for us. We take any offence of this nature
extremely seriously and we are committed to developing a transport
network which is free from harassment and accessible to
Sexual offences is the term used for a
variety of crimes, including sexual touching, exposure, sexual
comments or any other form of unwanted sexual behaviour.
We encourage you to report anything that makes
you feel uncomfortable. This includes rubbing, leering, sexual
comments, indecent acts, groping, masturbation, taking photos of a
sexual nature without your consent.
Report it to stop it
We understand that if you experience unwanted
sexual behaviour, you might want to forget about it and move on.
You’re not alone, many people don’t report.
However, reporting it can help us to stop it.
Every report builds a picture for us and every bit of detail brings
us one step closer to finding the offender and bringing them to
No incident or detail is too small or trivial.
What has happened is not your fault. We will always take you
seriously and treat you with respect.
If you experience unwanted sexual
want you to report it.
We will do everything we can to bring the
offender to justice. We can also use the information to make sure
our officers are in the right place at the right time, to help
prevent it happening to someone else. See
a selection of our recent successes in bringing offenders to
Report anything that makes you feel
uncomfortable. You might think it’s too trivial to report but no
one should be made to feel uncomfortable on their journey. Your
report will help us to stop it happening again.
How we deal with it
- We combat sexual offences by establishing patterns and
introducing plain clothes and uniformed police
- We use high profile policing strategies to deter
offenders and maintain peace of mind for passengers.
- We publish details of successful prosecutions, sending a
clear message to perpetrators that criminality will not be accepted
on the network.
- We work in partnership with railway businesses to make
stations and trains safer, and we use CCTV to deter and catch