Thousands Of Sex Attacks On Britain’s Trains, Victims As Young As Two Years Old

A total of 6,160 sex attacks, including 80 rapes, have been reported in a five year period on Britain’s railways, with commuters in London and the south of England most at risk of being sexually assaulted. The Mirror reported that during the period of 1 January 2001 to 31 December 2015, British Transport Police (BTP) received reports of a total of 6,160 sex attacks. Women in their twenties and teenage boys were most at risk, with the youngest victim a two-year-old toddler. The figures revealed that the number of sex crimes recorded on mainline and underground trains and stations has doubled in just four years, with 992 attacks reported in 2011, 1,335 reported in 2014, and for last year 1,815 which averages to five sexual assaults every day. And the number of reported attacks appears to be on the rise. A surprising find was that commuters are more likely to be victims of sexual assault during rush hour – when trains are packed and at their busiest – so at 8am and between 5-7pm. Most offences were committed against girls and women aged 15-30, with women aged 24 most at risk, and boys aged 15 and 16. Of the 6,160 offences during the five-year