Denver street harassment tracker: Tell us your stories

Odds are, no matter where you live, you’ve been harassed on the street. And in a big, walkable city like Denver, the odds are even higher.

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Odds are, no matter where you live, you’ve been harassed on the street. And in a big, walkable city like Denver, the odds are even higher.

A survey conducted by Stop Street Harassment in 2014 found that 65 percent of women in the U.S. have experienced street harassment. Among men, 25 percent reported having experienced street harassment (and a majority of them are LGBT-identified).

But because so much street harassment isn’t a crime, it’s under-reported. Even more aggressive illegal acts go unreported due to fear or a lack of faith that anything will be done about it. And sometimes, people won’t even believe it.

So we want to collect your stories.

Tell us about your experiences with street harassment in Denver so we can get a big, broad picture. And if you haven’t experienced street harassment but have questions, let us know. We won’t share your name or your story without contacting you first for permission.

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean covers dining and nightlife, and other odds and ends. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes her bourbon straight and has strong opinions about Kanye West. She can be reached at adean@denverite.com, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.