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Crowd Spatial Patterns at Bus Stops: Security Implications and Effects of Warning Messages

Solymosi, R; Borrion, H; Fujiyama, T; (2015) Crowd Spatial Patterns at Bus Stops: Security Implications and Effects of Warning Messages. In: Newton, A and Ceccato, V, (eds.) Safety and Security in Transit Environments: An Interdisciplinary Approach. (pp. 156-178). Palgrave Macmillan: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

As demonstrated throughout this book, the risk of certain types of crime can increase in congested spaces. Contact crimes, crimes which require the offender to make physical contact with the victim, are especially common in more crowded transport networks and can discourage many would-be passengers (Brand and Price, 2000). Pickpocketing makes up a substantial portion of this, accounting for around 50 per cent of all crime on London’s transport network (Transport for London, 2012). Other chapters in this volume have emphasized the link between pickpocketing and bus stops, and this chapter will delve deeper into the mechanics of crowding at bus stops, and implications for pickpocketing and risk.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Crowd Spatial Patterns at Bus Stops: Security Implications and Effects of Warning Messages
ISBN-13: 978-0-230-01355-1
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1057/9781137457653_9
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137457653_9
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © Réka Solymosi, Hervé Borrion and Taku Fujiyama 2015. This Chapter is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License, which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.
Keywords: Crime Prevention, Threshold Distance, Warning Message, Peripersonal Space, Transportation Research Record
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Security and Crime Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10068870
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