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31% of Londoners have fears on public transport

Three in ten Londoners are put off using public transport due to concerns about anti-social behavior. 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 at a bus stop and train station.

(AVRUPA TIMES) The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee will 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 thirty two percent increase in recorded sexual offences and nine percent rise in violent assaults on public transport during 2014/15[3]. Ways in how to increase the numbers of crime reportage on public transport will also be addressed. If not, the numbers of people in fear at the cause of transportation are likely to hit high peaks within the next following years.

 

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 onwards in the Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media, press and members of the public are invited to attend. 

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