22 percent of LA Metro riders report unwanted sex advances

Feb 21, 2015 10:33 AM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - About one in five people surveyed by the Los Angeles County transit agency say they experienced unwanted sexual advances while riding trains and buses.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority polled more than 22,000 riders for a semi-annual customer review.

About 22 percent said that during the first half of 2014 they were subjected to unwanted sexual behavior including - but not limited to - touching, exposure or inappropriate comments.

The survey results were reported this week by The Los Angeles Times.

The Times says the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which polices Metro, received 99 reports of indecent exposure, inappropriate touching or inappropriate remarks last year and made 32 arrests.

Metro plans to launch an awareness campaign in April.

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