Project: Perceptions of crime on Public Transport - 5 Year Review

Reference: UG397

Last update: 17/05/2004 15:28:19

Objectives

This project is intended to assess the impact of people's perceptions of personal security on the level of use of public transport, building on the last Departmental survey in 1996. It will also identify measures which would improve perceptions of personal security and identify impact of DfT's policies on people's priorities.

Description

People's perceptions of crime significantly affect their travel behaviour. Previous research has shown potential for significantly more public transport travel if people felt more secure. Our research shows that the travelling public only considers a journey as safe as the weakest link. That research was undertaken in five years ago and it would be timely to review people's levels of concern and what would influence them to change their travel patterns and use public transport more.

Contractor(s)

Crime Concern
Regional Director, 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TS

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £58,447.66

Actual start date: 08 January 2002

Actual completion date: 31 March 2003

Publication(s)

People's Perceptions of Personal Security & their Concerns about Crime on Public Transport
Author: Crime Concern for Department for Transport
Publication date: 11/05/2004
Source: DfT Website
More information: http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/crime/ps/perceptions/

Summary of results

  1. The project is intended to assess the impact of people's perceptions of personal security on the level of use of public transport, building on the last Departmental survey in 1996. It will also identify measures, which would improve perceptions of personal security and identify impact of DfT's policies on people's priorities.