Safe From Crime at Location-Specific Transit

Transit agencies address exposure to crime and related victimization by identifying two types of issues: the safety of riders, which involves reducing their exposure to crime on their way to, while waiting for, and while traveling in transit vehicles; and security, which involves cooperation with law enforcement to protect transit riders. Transit operators have long monitored crime and are cognizant of high incident locations. However, they lack data-driven tools to readily match crime events spatially with the locations of individual transit facilities, and temporally with transit service periods and their associated transit ridership characteristics (e.g., commuters, night riders, etc.). The proposed project builds on four datasets, which once integrated, will provide a state-of-the-art system for monitoring crime in both space and time, and developing and testing countermeasures for crime prevention.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium

    University of Washington
    More Hall Room 112
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
    201 More Hall, Box 352700
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700
  • Project Managers:

    Vernez-Moudon, Anne

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 535
    Seattle, WA  United States  98105
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hallenbeck, Mark

  • Start Date: 20161215
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01632289
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC40
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 13 2017 3:47PM