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NCJ Number: 10901 Find in a Library
Title: PROBLEM OF PERSONAL SECURITY IN BUSES ALONG A TRANSIT ROUTE IN MILWAUKEE AND ITS EFFECTS ON RIDERSHIP
Author(s): F P ROEMER; K C SINHA
Corporate Author: Marquette University
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 66
Sponsoring Agency: Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI 53233
US Department of Transportation
Washington, DC 20590
Publication Number: U
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: STUDY OF A POSSIBLE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE DECREASE IN PASSENGERS ON A BUS ROUTE AND THE EXPERIENCE OR BELIEF OF RIDERS RELATIVE TO ON-BUS CRIME IN THE ROUTE'S CORRIDOR.
Abstract: AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO IDENTIFY A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SUCH BELIEFS AND EXPERIENCE ON PASSENGER USAGE AS RELATED TO SOCIO-ECONOMIC LEVELS. QUESTIONNAIRES WERE USED TO SURVEY RIDERS USING THE ROUTE AND NON-RIDERS LIVING ADJACENT TO THE ROUTE. THE RESULTS SHOWED THAT TRANSIT CRIME AND VANDALISM DO HAVE AN ADVERSE EFFECT ON PASSENGER USAGE AND THAT THE EFFECT IS MORE PRONOUNCED AS THE DISTANCE FROM THE POSITION ON THE ROUTE DECREASES RELATIVE TO THE CENTRAL CITY. SERVICE FACTORS, SUCH AS FREQUENCY OF SERVICE, FARE LEVEL, CONVENIENCE OF ROUTES, AND TRAVEL TIME, ARE MORE INFLUENTIAL ON TRANSIT USERS AND NON-USERS. SURVEY RESULTS ANALYZED ACCORDING TO SOCIO -ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS SHOWED THAT BELIEF ABOUT PERSONAL SECURITY ON BUSES IS NOT AFFECTED BY THE SOCIOECONOMIC BACKGROUNDS OF THE RESPONDENTS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Assault and battery; Behavioral and Social Sciences; Business crime costs; Crime costs; Mass transit security; Perception; Property damage; Public Attitudes/Opinion; Robbery; Transportation services; Wisconsin
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