Sex Pest Complaints on London's Transport Network Are Growing

By Gary Cutlack on at

London travellers have been reporting more grim sex crimes after travelling on the Underground and the city's bus and rail network this last year, with reports of a basket of unwanted sexual business up year on year to 1,603 from 1,117.

The updated numbers cover the period between April and December 2014, complaints that resulted in 40 per cent more arrests being made than in the previous year -- with 438 people actually being caught and arrested. Offences reported to Transport Police include rubbing, groping, masturbation, leering, sexual comments, indecent acts and the taking of photographs without consent.

The rise in numbers isn't entirely bad news, though. Part of the increase has no doubt come from the Report it to stop it campaign, which was launched in 2015 with the specific aim of getting more people to report the city's many weirdos. So it's... good. Sort of. [TfL via GWL]

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