Crime and public transport
The Department aims to reduce crime and fear of crime on public transport by publishing good practice, encouraging a multi-agency approach and promoting crime reduction initiatives. For an overview of what we do, read our 'Introduction to crime and public transport'.
Information on how passengers' views are helping to develop schemes that tackle crime and anti-social behaviour on public transport.
- 11 November 2004
- Last update:
- 23 July 2008
Resource materials relating to the Secure Stations Scheme, which aims at cutting down crime at rail stations. Revised in March 2005.
This section contains information about the problems of graffiti and vandalism and how they impact on the environment. This includes case studies and a briefing paper on how these two problems contribute to the fear of crime.
This section contains information on the personal safety of passengers on public transport. This includes guidelines for operators, general perceptions about safety issues, good practice case studies and advice for passengers and staff.
Taxi and PHV drivers often have to work in isolated places, at night, deal with strangers and carry cash, all of which makes them particularly vulnerable to violence. This section contains guidance notes for taxi and PHV drivers on measures they can take to stay safe.
A training progamme for bus drivers to improve the relationship between bus drivers and school children.
Information on the British Transport Police (BTP) which is the national police force for the railways providing a policing service to rail operators, their staff and passengers throughout England, Wales and Scotland.
This briefing paper is for Crime and Disorder Partnerships. Its aim is to encourage them to address the issue of public transport safety.
- 07 November 2001
- Last update:
- 15 October 2008
A briefing paper summarising the key findings of national research conducted in 2003/04 into the links between bus related crime and other crimes.
- 23 November 2004
This study investigates young people's experiences of and attitudes towards public transport, their perceptions of personal security and their involvement in crime and nuisance behaviour.
- 14 October 1999
Information about how the Department for Transport aims to reduce crime and the fear of crime on public transport.
- 13 November 2007
For related documents, pages and internet links, see the column on the right.