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Bus crime and anti-social behaviour fall by 10 per cent
12:20pm Saturday 26th January 2013 in News
STATISTICS released by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) show that crime and anti-social behaviour on the bus network has fallen by almost 17 per cent over three years – with a 10 per cent fall in the past year alone.
This reduction follows a series of initiatives including CCTV technology and increased numbers of special constables at stations over the past two years.
Michael Renshaw, TfGM’s bus and rail director said: “A number of initiatives have been put in place to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and, as the statistics show, these have been very successful.”
Joint Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and TfGM safety operations have also been stepped-up, including visiting school assemblies to talk to pupils and detecting passengers carrying harmful weapons.
Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan from GMP said: “By working with TfGM we can make a difference and reassure passengers that they can travel across Greater Manchester in safety.”