Public Bus Stops and the Meso Environment: Understanding the Situational Context of Street Robberies
The concentration of crime in close proximity to bus stop locations has been the focus of increased scholarly attention. From an environmental criminology perspective, public bus stops are often viewed as crime generators because they represent specific areas within communities that are exceptionally busy (Brantingham and Brantingham, 1995). If public bus stops are located within particular parts of communities that lack adequate protection, they may be characterized as crime attractors (Brantingham and Brantingham, 1995). Regardless of whether bus stops are viewed as crime generators or attractors, past research suggests that criminal victimization, including violent victimization such as robbery, tends to cluster in close proximity to them (Levine and Wachs, 1985; Levine, Wachs and Shirazi, 1986; Loukaitou-Sideris, 1999; Newton, 2008).
Safety and Security in Transit Environments: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Causes and Prevention of Crime