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31% of Londoners have public transport safety fears



Three in ten Londoners 31 per cent are put off using public transport due to concerns about anti-social behaviour. Over a fifth 22 per cent are deterred from travelling by fear of crime while getting to and from buses and trains, or waiting for them to arrive

The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee will tomorrow continue its investigation into crimes against the person on public transport, examining how law enforcement and Transport for London (TfL) are tackling anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime on London’s transport network. The Committee will also investigate the policing response to the 32 per cent increase in recorded sexual offences and 9 per cent rise in violent assaults on public transport during 2014/15[3]. Ways in which to increase reporting of crime on public transport will also be addressed.


The Committee will hear from the following guests:


·         Commander Jeremy Burton, Metropolitan Police Service


·         Chief Superintendent Paul Rickett, Roads and Policing Command, Metropolitan Police Service


·         Chief Constable Paul Crowther, British Transport Police


·         Detective Chief Superintendent Jeffrey Davis, City of London Police


·         Steve Burton, Director of Enforcement and On-street Operations, Transport for London


·         Keith Foley, Head of Night Tube, London Underground


·         Stella Morris, Head of Security and Revenue Protection Strategy, Govia Thameslink Railway


·         Neal Lawson, Director Maintenance and Operational Services, Network Rail


The meeting will take place on Thursday 12 November from 10:00am in the Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend. 

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