Public Transit Assault Attorneys
It is hard to comprehend the fact that sexual assaults occur on city public transit systems, yet in New York City alone, over the past five years, more than 3,200 people in the city have been victims of sexual assault while riding on a public transit system. This is actually probably a low number since such crimes often go unreported, and of those which are reported more than half will not result in a conviction. Because forcible touching is almost commonplace on mass transit systems like the subway, many are calling for stronger sanctions on these types of crimes. If you or someone you know is a survivor of this type of assault, contact our experienced public transit assault attorneys to find out what your legal options are.
New York City, with the largest mass transit system in the United States, has seen a 52 percent increase in reported sex crimes on subways over the past three years. The New York City Police Department reports that the city’s subway systems report one to two rapes per year, however it is unknown if this number is an accurate reflection of the actual number of subway rapes.
While your daily commute may be both tedious and tiring, you should never feel as though your safety is in jeopardy. New York City is far from being the only city struggling with keeping people safe on subways. In a survey of 600 women who live in Paris, 100 percent of them say they have been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted while riding the subway. Germany has taken the unusual step of designating specific cars on subways for women and children only.
These “women and children only” cars are fairly common in cities like Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Dubai and Delhi, although there is debate on how much protection is provided. For the hundreds of thousands of people who must take the subway each and every day, safety remains a huge issue, and sexual assault is much more common than we would like to think.
In Denver, public transportation includes the MallRide, the RTD light rail, and a system of city buses that take residents anywhere in the city they wish to go. Unfortunately, sexual assaults often occur on public transit. When a sexual assault occurs, you need an experienced Denver sexual assault attorney on your side to help you hold your attacker accountable.
Call our Denver Sexual Assault Victim Attorneys Today
If you have been the victim of sexual assault on public transit in Denver or anywhere in the state of Colorado, we can help. Our Denver sexual assault victim attorneys believe in victim rights and we work tirelessly for victims of sexual assault to help them rebuild their lives. To learn more about your legal rights, contact the Gold Law Firm today for a free consultation at (303) 694-4653.