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Preventing assaults on taxi drivers in Australia

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 179

Claire Mayhew
ISBN 0 642 24203 8 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, November 2000


A range of preventive strategies can reduce the risk of assaults on taxi drivers, based on target hardening, technological interventions, improved surveillance, and cashless technologies. These are discussed within the paper along with issues relating to training and policy initiatives. It is suggested that a combination of technical interventions and policy initiatives is most likely to reduce the risks.

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


Download paper: Violent assaults on taxi drivers: incidence patterns and risk factors