Post Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:42 am

Sexual offences up 16% on British railways

There has been a 17% increase in crime recorded on British railways, including a rise in the number of violent and sexual offences, police figures show.

British Transport Police recorded 61,159 crimes in 2017-18 in England, Scotland and Wales, up from 52,235.

Sexual offences rose by 16% to 2,472 and violent crime by 26% to 11,711.

The End Violence Against Women Coalition said a rise in the number of women reporting sexual violence was partly because of the #MeToo movement.Toshiba Laptop Support Uk

It added that there have also been initiatives to encourage reporting over the past few years.