The issue of crime at California's intercity bus stations is examined through a review of records maintained by public and private carriers and by law enforcement agencies at the federal, state, and local levels. None of these sources provides complete information on crime at intercity bus stations. Intercity carrier records of station crime are generally inaccurate and incomplete, in part because of confusion over definitions of crimes and discretionary reporting practices. National crime statistics, and the police agency records from which they are compiled, do not identify crimes on the basis of a specific location. Newspapers were used as a supplementary source of information but proved to be of limited value because of inconsistencies in their coverage of these crimes. Crimes reported during 1983 at California bus stations are reviewed, and the legal implications of crime for bus station operators and specific countermeasures to station crime are also discussed. To overcome the current deficiencies in transportation security, a uniform transportation crime-reporting (UTCR) system is proposed.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 56-64
  • Monograph Title: Economic and regulatory issues in intercity bus and other transportation
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00453099
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309039010
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 31 1988 12:00AM