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NCJ Number: 35340 Find in a Library
Title: PERSONAL SECURITY IN BUSES AND ITS EFFECTS ON RIDERSHIP IN MILWAUKEE (FROM CRIME AND VANDALISM IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, 1974 - SEE NCJ-35338)
Author(s): K C SINHA; F P ROEMER
Corporate Author: Transportation Research Board
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 13
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE DEGREE TO WHICH TRANSIT CRIME AFFECTS TRANSIT PATRONAGE IS RELATED TO LAND USE AND NEIGHBORHOOD SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS, BUT IT IS LESS IMPORTANT THAN SERVICE FACTORS SUCH AS FREQUENCY AND CONVENIENCE.
Abstract: A SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED IN MILWAUKEE ALONG A TRANSIT ROUTE THAT HAS A HIGH DEGREE OF TRANSIT CRIME AND VANDALISM. THE ROUTE CHOSEN TRAVERSED A CROSS SECTION OF LAND USES AND NEIGHBORHOODS OF WIDELY DIFFERENT SOCIOECONOMIC LEVELS. A SAMPLE OF BUS RIDERS AND A GROUP OF RANDOMLY SELECTED HOUSEHOLDS ALONG THE CHOSEN CORRIDOR WERE ASKED TO COMPLETE QUESTIONNAIRES. THE SURVEY RESULTS GIVE AN INDICATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AND THE RELATIVE DEGREES OF PASSENGER PERCEPTIONS OF DESTRUCTIVE AND PERSONALLY HOSTILE ACTS AS WELL AS THE ACTUAL OCCURRENCE OF SUCH ACTS. THE SURVEY RESULTS ARE ANALYZED ACCORDING TO THE RESPONDENTS' RATES OF USE OF TRANSIT SERVICE AS WELL AS THEIR AGES AND SEXES. THE RESPONSES ARE EVALUATED SEPARATELY FOR CRIME AND VANDALISM. THE RESPONSES ABOUT PERSONAL SECURITY ARE FURTHER EXAMINED IN RELATION TO THE VARIOUS SERVICE CHARACTERISTICS. THE SURVEY RESULTS ARE ALSO ANALYZED ACCORDING TO THE LAND USE AND SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE IDENTIFIED ZONES.
Index Term(s): Crime costs; Crimes against persons; Mass transit security; Surveys; Vandalism; Wisconsin
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