Report it to stop it

Tackling unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport

Sarah* was sexually assaulted whilst travelling on the DLR.

After seeing the Report It To Stop It campaign she reported her experience to us immediately.

With her help we were able to find the offender and bring him to justice.

Report any unwanted sexual behaviour as soon as possible. Text 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40.

This is her account of what happened that evening.

(*name has been changed to protect her identity)

Report it to stop it is a campaign to encourage passengers to report unwanted sexual behaviour to the police.

Launched in April 2015, it follows the success of Project Guardian – a partnership between BTP, Transport for London (TfL), the Metropolitan Police and City of London Police – which began in 2013 and aimed to create a London transport network free from harassment.

A new phase of the Report it to stop it campaign has been launched encouraging reporting of unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport as soon as possible to give officers every chance to catch the offender.

The campaign has been updated after research showed that many people don’t think anything will be done to catch offenders once they have reported unwanted sexual behaviour to the police.

To help overcome this barrier to reporting, the new phase of the campaign focuses on the message that multiple reports about an offender can help police to build a picture so we can catch them.

BTP aims to extend awareness raising activity to the rest of the country with the Report it to stop it campaign.