Safety in Stockholm's Underground Stations: An Agenda for Action
2014 (English)In: European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, ISSN 0928-1371, E-ISSN 1572-9869, Vol. 20, no 1, 73-100 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The objective of this article is to propose an agenda for interventions to prevent or reduce crime and disorder at underground stations in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. The article first reports the nature, the levels, and the patterns of crime and disorder across time and space. Different types of crime are analyzed and specific conclusions are drawn for each type of crime which relate to the suggested interventions presented in this article. Findings lend weight to principles of situational crime prevention to improve security in transport nodes, with overlaps with routine activity and social disorganization theories. Intervention measures comprehend suggestions on both environmental design related changes and more complex social aspects regarding the reduction of crime at transport nodes. Suggestions for interventions at Stockholm's underground stations, as presented here, constitute an illustration of what can be achieved with situational crime prevention principles; however, they may not be regarded as a "one-size-fits-all" solution to the demands and challenges of safety in transport nodes elsewhere.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 20, no 1, 73-100 p.
transport nodes, crime prevention, safety, underground stations, Stockholm
Other Civil Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-117901DOI: 10.1007/s10610-013-9212-8ISI: 000332015600004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84894293117OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-117901DiVA: diva2:603642
ProjectsSafety in transport nodes: the influence of environmental attributes on crime and perceived safety
QC 201403282013-02-062013-02-062014-03-28Bibliographically approved