This report investigates all of the major factors which effect the relationships between bus transit, crime and the citizen in the Washington, D.C. area. These factors include: (1) actual reported on-bus incidents; (2) reported incidents that occur at local bus stop intersections and bus stop approaches; (3) incidents observed by bus riders; and (4) attitudes of bus riders and non-riders about bus related personal safety. The report documents the current methods of transit crime reporting and investigates obstacles to the provision of thorough accounting and reporting of transit crimes. Major related issues such as passenger victimization, public perception of transit crime vs. actual reported incidence levels, and prerequisites to maintaining the public confidence are discussed in conjunction with recommendations for agencies involved. /UMTA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

    1225 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 99 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080627
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-09-0020-74-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1981 12:00AM