Statistics issued by the transport section of the UK’s Police Force show that the number of sexual crimes on trains and at train stations increased by 25%, reaching a record high. The police registered 1,399 sexual crimes between 2014 and 2015 in England, Scotland and Wales – 282 more than the year before.
Violent crimes also increased by 8%, reaching the number of 9,149, however criminality in general has decreased for the 11th consecutive year.
The UK Police said that the increase in sexual crimes can be attributed to the campaign to encourage more reporting of these crimes.
The Guardian project which was launched in 2013, is aimed towards reducing sexual attacks and sexual harassment on public transport in London after a survey showed that 90% of these attacks go unreported.