Laura Bates and police officer
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Tackling sexual harassment on public transport

BBC Inside Out looks at what is being done to tackle sexual harassment on buses, trains and trams.

Last year there were 129 reports of sexual offences or harassment, predominantly inappropriate touching, on public transport in the West Midlands.

Laura Bates travels to Birmingham and Coventry to meet the victims of sexual harassment on transport. She hears their stories and also discovers that many victims do not report these crimes.

West Midlands Police has launched Project Empower to tackle sexual crimes on the transport network and build passenger confidence to report unwanted behaviour of a sexual nature.

Inside Out West Midlands is broadcast on Monday, 22 September on BBC One at 19:30 BST and nationwide on the iPlayer for seven days thereafter.

  • 22 Sep 2014
  • From the section England