Report on safety in ground public transport (2013-2015)

Safety in ground public transport is an important issue in a world where this type of transport is gaining in popularity and consequently is seeing its traffic growing steadily. Public transport is also a place where crime is rampant and can be a source of insecurity for users. In 2013 the ICPC, in collaboration with partners such as Transdev Canada Inc, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (Metropolitan Transportation Agency – Montreal), and the Observatoire national de la délinquance dans les transports (National Delinquency in Transports Observatory – France), began a study on the issue of security in terrestrial public transport.

The preliminary results of the study were presented at the ICPC’s 11th International Colloquium in Palermo, Italy, and a detailed report was released in 2015 and was presented at the 5th International Conference on Crime Observation and Criminal Analysis in Mexico. The report presents how to conduct a safety audit in ground public transport, the observation of this crime, and finally, the effective and innovative prevention measures that are implemented worldwide. Final report available in French only. Download the Report (PDF)