How to report to the police
The sexual harassment laws are there for us to use. No law, even the best one, is effective unless it is used and implemented well. In the past, laws have not been well enforced, and this has helped to create the idea that sexual harassment is not really a crime. It is. This is why HarassMap believes that we need to build a strong social consensus against sexual harassment, so that everyone sees it as a crime that a harasser should be punished for. If bystanders and police continue to make excuses for harassers and blame the harassed, not even the best law will ever be enforced.
So know these laws, intervene to help people who have been harassed and use the law to make sure that harassers are held responsible for their crimes.