British Transport Police Axes Sex Offence Unit, Keeps Stolen Property Team

Photo by Sean Hartwell Photography

Photo by Sean Hartwell Photography

In one of the most bizarre decisions I’ve seen recently, the British Transport Police (BTP) has decided to do away with its sex offences unit.

That’s the sex offences unit which brought us Project Guardian and the Report It To Stop It Campaign, both of which provided a way for women to report unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport. The BTP also plans to axe the unit which deals with assaults on TfL staff.

Even more astonishingly, these cuts have been made in favour of keeping on the unit which deals with stolen property. Could the message be any clearer that crimes against people, especially sexual offences against women, are less important than a stolen iPhone?

Read my article on Londonist where I have a bit of a rant about it.

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