Hot Spot Urban Crime Area for Woman Travellers

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Journal Article

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mode - bus, place - asia, planning - personal safety/crime


Public transport, woman travellers, crime hot spot, level of safety


Crime occurrences in Malaysia do not directly reflect that they are transport-related but for women travellers, the higher the crime rate in an area, the higher would be the chances of becoming a crime victim. This creates insecurity among woman travellers in urban areas. Thus, this study intended to examine the hot spot crime occurrence for working women who depend on public bus. Results show that most women feel insecure while waiting at the bus stop, when they are not comfortable with services, when there is no indication of security and when they receive no information of the bus services.


Permission to publish the abstract has been given by Elsevier, copyright remains with them.


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