A study of bus route crime risk in urban areas: the changing environs of a bus journey

The risk of bus route crime and how it is influenced by environmental characteristics along the bus corridor was studied. The environmental characteristics include changing levels of crime risk, socioeconomic influences, and changes to the physical infrastructure including land use. Three urbancase study areas (South Yorkshire, Merseyside and London, UK) are used. The findings indicate that the risk of bus crime along a journey is influenced by overall levels of crime (for specific categories of crime only), that the level of risk increases in high crime areas, and that the risk is raised further where there are more stops along that route. The number of bus crime incidents is relatively low compared with the public's perception of crime. Prevention implications of these findings are discussed.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 88-103
  • Serial:
    • BUILT ENVIRONMENT
    • Volume: 34
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: ALEXANDRINE PRESS
    • ISSN: 0263-7960

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01100115
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: May 27 2008 9:43AM