The report addresses itself to the problems of crime and harassment in subway stations and trains. Its major content consists of discussions of how the incidence of various types of criminal acts occurring in subway stations and trains relate to the physical and non-physical environment of these facilities. A new approach and framework for reducing the occurrence of these acts is presented. This methodology, entitled Security Design Criteria, is oriented towards assisting planners in choosing the optimal combination of physical and non-physical design factors in the construction or renovation of subway environments. The goal of such an approach is to achieve the greatest reduction in crime with the available funds. The methodology is dynamic in character as it involves constant citizen participation in forming the Security Design Criteria. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Transportation Research Institute
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
  • Authors:
    • Harris, OLJ
  • Publication Date: 1971-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 122 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039896
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CMUTRI-TP-71-04 Res Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-237
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1973 12:00AM