Have you ever been sexually harassed in Bedfordshire or experienced unwanted advances?
The Government is currently reviewing whether crimes motivated by hostility towards and power over women (misogyny), or men (misandry), should be brought under hate crime laws. This includes sexual harassment and unwanted advances.
It has given police forces the option of whether or not to adopt misogyny or misandry as a form of hate crime for recording purposes, to gain an idea of the scale of the problem.
Bedfordshire Police wants to understand what the picture is here in the county, to see if it needs to follow other forces who have already adopted misogyny and misandry as a form of hate crime.
Please note, homophobic and transgender-based hate crimes have already been recognised in law.
Please fill in this confidential survey and tell the police openly and honestly about your experiences. It is not a place to report crime, but to help the force to gauge if there is a problem with sexual harassment in Bedfordshire.
You do not need to include any personal details, such as your name and address, only details of your experience of any incidents, to keep it confidential.
It shouldn’t take too long and is your chance to show if there is a problem in Bedfordshire which needs to be addressed.
Similarly, if after filling out the survey you feel you would like some support following any incidents, please contact the Signpost Hub on 0800 0282 887, which offers free and confidential support to anyone affected by crime, whether it has been reported to the police or not.