'It's Off Limits': Anti-Harassment Metro Campaign

Metro, with more than a million 'boardings ' every day is a huge organization. They say that they are one of the only ones in the world of its type though, that regularly surveys its customers, and a new survey has some interesting results. Metro asked about 22, 000 riders if in the past 6 months they've been the victim of unwanted touching, exposure, or inappropriate comments, of a sexual nature.

About 23 % said yes. This could be from groping to a comment to a look to as something as serious as indecent exposure. So Metro, with a lot of fanfare, announced a new public education campaign to try and encourage victims and witnesses to come forward. It's called ''It's Off Limits''.  You'll see the signs on buses and subways and light rail, you'll see videos playing on monitors.The idea is to encourage women (though men reported it too) to call a hotline or use the Metro Transit Watch app to report anything inappropriate.

One woman I spoke to on the Red Line was quite interested in doing just that, saying in about 5 months she's been the victim 6 or 7 times, mostly people ''saying something about a body part. ''Another woman told me '' you never know who's on the train, they grab you and ask you all kinds of things. '' Now those things don't always rise to the level of a crime so they're not necessarily something you can be arrested for but it's still wrong. Also keep this in mind. There are cameras on every bus and train that record what happens, and those videos can make great evidence in the rare case of an arrest and prosecution .

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