Report it to stop it

Tackling unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport

Two women have spoken out after they were both sexually assaulted by the same offender on separate occasions as they travelled on the on the London Underground.

Rosie and Christine* reported the incidents to us which led us to the offender bringing him to justice.

They are now encouraging others to report any unwanted sexual behaviours.

*Name has been changed to protect 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.