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One in 14 Metro riders has experienced sexual harassment, new survey finds




Passengers board Metrolink subway trains during rush hour on June 3, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. A new survey released by Metro finds a slight decrease in the number of passengers that have experienced sexual harassment on buses and subways since last spring.
Passengers board Metrolink subway trains during rush hour on June 3, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. A new survey released by Metro finds a slight decrease in the number of passengers that have experienced sexual harassment on buses and subways since last spring.
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A new survey released by Metro finds a slight decrease in the number of passengers that have experienced sexual harassment on buses and subways since last spring, the last time riders were polled.

Still, almost one in 14 Metro passengers reported having been fondled or groped, and one in 10 has been subjected to indecent exposure.

The survey was conducted by Metro in May and June. Some 20,000 passengers took part in the the poll.

Guests:

Paul Gonzales, Senior Media Relations Officer, Metro

Genevieve Berrick, founder and site leader of Hollaback L.A., which brings attention to harassment of women in public spaces