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Solymosi, R. and Newton, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-2491-8401, 2020. London, UK. In: A. Loukaitou-Sideris and V. Ceccato, eds., Transit crime and sexual violence in cities: international evidence and prevention. New York: Routledge, pp. 185-195. ISBN 9780367258627

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This chapter reports the results of a survey on sexual transit crime with 109 respondents. An analysis of the types of sexual harassment experienced by students found that 70 respondents (59 %) reported experiencing some form of sexual harassment at least once in the last three years, either walking to, waiting for, or on board some mode of transport. In total only five students said that they had reported experiences of sexual harassment on transit, and 17 said they had not. These small numbers do not allow a more detailed exploration. Overall, 30% of respondents reported rarely or never feeling safe when either using or waiting for the bus either during the day or after dark, compared to 18% who reported the same for the train or tram. The main precautionary responses identified across both bus and rail were avoiding carrying purses or wallets, and traveling only during daytime. The chapter briefly summarizes the main findings from the case study and makes suggestions for research and practice.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Solymosi, R. and Newton, A.
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: New York
Date: 17 May 2020
ISBN: 9780367258627
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 06 Aug 2020 09:25
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:17

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