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Your views called for on crime and anti-social behaviour on London buses
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22-10-2007 07:25 PM

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The London Assembly's Transport Committee is investigating crime and anti-social behaviour on the capital?s bus network. The investigation will focus on:

The measures put in place by Transport for London (TfL) to deal with crime and anti-social behaviour on buses and the extent to which they help passengers feel safe.
Investigating what mix of measures ? relating to staffing and technology ? would improve the travelling environment.
Crime and disorder on the capital?s buses has recently become a high profile issue, but it is a complex subject. By focussing on perceptions of safety and understanding what makes people feel safe, using available data and through wider consultation, the Transport Committee hopes to make recommendations to TfL and the Metropolitan Police Service that will improve Londoners? bus journeys.

Your views
The Committee would like to hear from Londoners so we can identify how to make things better. Please contact us with your views on the following:

What makes you feel safe, or would make you feel safe, when travelling on buses?
Do you think TfL have the right mix of measures (in terms of staffing and technology such as CCTV) on the bus network to reduce anti-social behaviour and create a pleasant travelling environment?
What more do you think could be done to improve safety?
Please send your views to:

Bonnie Jones
PP10, London Assembly
City Hall
The Queen's Walk
London SE1 2AA

or email:

Well my vote would go for having a few dozen plain clothes police riding around the buses all day.

You'd only have to see first hand, or hear about second hand, someone being caught by one of them for this to have a significant deterent effect, I'd have thought.

CCTV is good for deterring crimes serious enough for people to report (and for the police to take seriously) but at the moment there's no deterrent against more minor acts of anti-social behaviour such as rudeness, threats, playing music too loud, graffiti/vandalism, littering, etc, but these are the things that we experience daily and make travelling by public transport much less pleasant than it should be.

I'd like to hear what others think. Your ideas?...

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Your views called for on crime and anti-social behaviour on London buses - Ooperlooper - 22-10-2007 07:25 PM