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Violent assaults on taxi drivers: incidence patterns and risk factors

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 178

Claire Mayhew
ISBN 0 642 24195 3 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, November 2000

Abstract

Occupational violence is common in the Australian taxi industry. This paper outlines the risks of violence for taxi drivers, and results from Australian empirical studies. It discusses the patterns of violence and identifies risk factors.

This project was funded by the Crime Prevention Branch of the Criminal Justice Division, Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department.