Rush hour is when most Tube sexual assaults happen

Sexual harassment is most frequently experienced during daytime commuter journeys

More sexual assaults happen during peak times than late at night, according to statistics.

Figures from the British Transport Police show between January 2014 and 8 December 2015, 110 sexual assaults were recorded on the Tube between 11pm and 1am.

Meanwhile, there were 322 sexual assaults between 5pm and 7pm and 291 between 8am and 10am.

While peak times were when more sexual assaults happened, this is thought to be because there were simply more people travelling.

However, the findings explode the myth that “women who have been drinking or who are dressed a certain way provoke sexual harassment, because the victims at peak morning and early evening travel times are largely working women making commuter journeys,” according to Sarah Green, acting director of the End Violence Against Women Coalition.

“These figures tell a compelling story about how sexual harassment is mostly experienced during daytime commuter journeys – not during late-night social hours,” she added.

A British Transport Police said: “Significant work has taken place to encourage reporting of sexual offences on trains and tubes under the successful Report it to Stop it campaign.”

 

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