Anonymous survey

Published: 05 April 2023

Are you a victim-survivor of rape or another sexual offence?

Have you ever reported the offence to the police?

Do you want to give feedback on your experience with the police?


Operation Bluestone Soteria is inviting victim-survivors of rape and other sexual offences to take part in a survey about your experience with the police. The online survey is completely anonymous.

WHY? The survey will help us understand how the police process feels to victims of rape and other sexual offences. We will use these findings to help the police improve.

WHO IS INVITED? All victim-survivors of rape and other sexual offences aged 18 and over whose case police know about. Your case may have just started, been ongoing for some time, or be closed. We want to listen to all victim-survivors.

WHO IS CONDUCTING THIS SURVEY? The survey is being conducted by academics at City, University of London, in line with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you respond you cannot be identified, and your data will be completely anonymous.

HOW DO I COMPLETE THIS SURVEY? You can complete this survey online in your own time, at your own pace, and at a place that feels safe and comfortable to you. It should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.

This is an academic survey conducted by City, University of London, and not a police survey.

Please do not report any crimes in the survey as your response will be anonymous.

Complete the survey at

Thames Valley Police 

For information about support services in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire, please visit the Thames Valley Police website

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