Project: Personal Security Issues on Buses

Reference: UG263B

Last update: 09/09/2003 16:06:07

Objectives

The main objective of this project is to examine issues of personal security of bus passengers. The project will review and evaluate current crime prevention measures and provide guidance to operators on appropriate measures (including new ones) in a format to be agreed.

Description

The purpose of this project is to build on and update existing guidance to reduce crime and the fear of crime at bus stops, bus stations and on vehicle for staff and passengers. Improving personal security will complement the initiatives on Bus Quality Partnerships and Quality Contracts, and policies to expand the role of the bus and improve the quality of services. Specifically, this project will review current levels of crime against passengers and staff, review and evaluate current crime prevention measures and provide guidance to operators on appropriate measures (including new ones) in a format to be agreed.

Contractor(s)

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

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £22,000.00

Actual start date: 08 February 2000

Actual completion date: 01 January 2002

Publication(s)

Get on Board: an agenda for improving personal security in bus travel - Good practice case studies
Author: Crime Concern for Department for Transport
Publication date: 01/04/2002
Source: DfT Website
More information: http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/crime/ps/getonboardanagendaforimprovingpersonalsecuritycasestudies

Summary of results

  1. The research reviewed adequacy of statistics and developed good practice studies report and guidance on improving personal security in bus travel.

Departmental Assessment Status: Project completed prior to the implementation of the Departmental publications scheme.