CITIZEN SAFETY AND BUS TRANSIT. A STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIP IN BETWEEN PERSONAL SAFETY AND BUS TRANSIT USAGE IN THE METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON AREA

The 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 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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

    1225 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 100 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080964
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM