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The Geography of Transit Crime: Documentation and Evaluation of Crime Incidence on and around the Green Line Stations in Los Angeles

  • Author(s): Loukaitou-Sideris, Anastasia
  • Liggett, Robert
  • Hiseki, Hiroyuki
  • et al.
Abstract

The link between the social and physical environment and transit crime is an important one, but is not well understood or explored. This study explores the environment - transit crime connection by examining in-depth the relation between crime incidence at the stations and their neighborhoods. The study employs a mix of qualitative and quantitative methodologies to analyze crime statistics, census and ridership data, and built environment data. It documents and evaluates the geography of crime along this light rail line, as well as the impact of socio-demographic and environmental attributes on crime incidence at the station.

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