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
*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
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