Report it to stop it
Tackling unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport
A victim of sexual assault on the London Underground
spoke to us about her experience. Jessica Brady encouraged others
to report their experiences after she waived her right to lifetime
victim anonymity. The man who sexually assaulted
her was jailed and added to the sex offenders
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.
Project Guardian was set up following a TfL safety and security
survey which revealed that while 1 in 10 Londoners experience
unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport, over 90 per cent did
not report it to the police.
A similar initiative to tackle sexual offences on the public
transport network in the West Midlands, called Project Empower, was
also set up.
BTP aims to build on the success of Projects Guardian and
Empower and extend awareness raising activity to the rest of the
country with the Report it to stop it campaign.
The campaign aims to tackle under-reporting by raising awareness
that people can and should report any behaviour that makes them
feel uncomfortable and that police will take them seriously and
Find out more and watch a video which asks
you to decide when you would ‘report it to stop it’.