Project: THE LINK BETWEEN BUS RELATED CRIME AND OTHER CRIMES

Reference: UG458

Last update: 10/06/2005 11:43:15

Objectives

The main objectives are as follows:

-- To better understand the link between bus related crime and other crimes.

--Identify how measures to tackle bus related incidents could provide police with a gateway to apprehending the perpetrators of other crimes.

Description

The main aim of this research to provide an evidence of linkage supported by a business case for dealing with the implications. And also raise the profile of dealing with bus related crimes with the police and CDRPs (Crime and Disorder Partnerships).

Contractor(s)

Crime Concern
Beaver House, 147-150 Victoria Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3UY
01793 863 500

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £41,500.00

Actual start date: 06 June 2003

Actual completion date: 01 September 2004

Publication(s)

Links Between Bus Related Crime an Other Crimes - a briefing paper
Author: Crime Concern and Liverpool University's Environmental Criminology Research Unit (ECRU)
Publication date: 01/11/2004
Source: DfT Website
More information: http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/crime/gfen/linksbetweenbusrelatedcrimeandothercrimesabriefingpaper

Summary of results

  1. The results showed that the bus related crime is positively correlated with level of crime in the surrounding area and that this holds good for a number of crime types. The routes that go through high crime areas with relatively high number of stops are at greatest risk of crime. Bus route is concentrated by route and location and by time of day and incident type.