Everyone has the right to feel safe on public transit
More than half of Canadian women over the age of 16 report having some form of unwanted sexual contact. However, only 10 percent of victims ever report incidents of unwanted sexual attention. Too often, mass transit systems provide busy and crowded environments that offenders use to find potential victims.
Metro Vancouver Transit Police is committed to preventing these types of crimes by raising awareness, fostering stronger partnerships and through the careful management of repeat offenders.
On July 6, 2018, Metro Vancouver Transit Police launched the next phase in our ongoing campaign against sexual offending on our transit system. Over the months of July, August and September, hundreds of ads are being placed on SkyTrain cars, SkyTrain stations (including both posters and LCD Screens), buses and bus stops.
The purposes of the campaign are to reduce the number of sex offences occurring on our transit system by making it an unwelcome environment for offenders, to increase the number of sex offences reported to the Metro Vancouver Transit Police so that victims can be supported and offenders can be arrested and prosecuted, and to provide safety messaging and police contact information to our passengers. Read the Media Release