Nottinghamshire Police has received more than 150 reports of men behaving inappropriately towards women, since it became the first police force in the country to officially recognise misogyny as a hate crime.
Officers said more than 60 of those reports involved some form of criminal behaviour.
Nottingham Women's Centre, the charity which first came up with the idea, said it has made a difference to women's lives.
Misogyny covers a range of behaviour such as leering, groping, sexual comments and unwanted advances.
High-profile cases, such as the allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein have put the issue firmly in the public eye.
Researchers have now launched a study to assess the success of the new approach - and they are looking for women and men to take part.