Sexual offences on UK railways more than double in five years

Sexual offences on UK railways more than double in five years

Reported incidents rose to 2,382 last year from 1,049 in 2013, say British Transport Police

The number of sexual offences reported on Britain’s railways has more than doubled over the past five years, according to police. Across Britain’s railways, including the tube, there were 2,382 offences in 2017, compared with 1,049 reported in 2013, British Transport Police (BTP) figures show.

Overall, crime has generally fallen on public transport over the last decade, and police said the number of sexual offences reflected campaigns to encourage the reporting of these crimes. However, police believe that most such incidents remain unreported.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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