Vandalism, Terrorism and Security in Urban Public Passenger Transport

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The reader will find in this publication the recommendations which the Round Table made on ways to combat vandalism, namely:  the creation of local partnerships between all actors involved in crime prevention, policing and law enforcement;  exchanges of experience;  the issuing of guidelines on crime prevention and infrastructure design;  and publication of case studies of successes and failures.

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Summary of discussions

European Conference of Ministers of Transport

Subjective perceptions of the security risks involved in using public transport are high in all European countries. However, comparison of the number of robberies or assaults committed in public transport environments with those committed within the urban area as a whole shows that, while genuine, such fears are nevertheless exaggerated. There is a far greater risk of being attacked, robbed or sexually assaulted within an urban area as a whole than within a public transport environment. Indeed, three-quarters of all assaults take place within the home. Despite these figures, however, surveys show that a majority of public transport users do not feel safe when they use public transport services at night...

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