Crime and Safety among Women Travellers in Kuala Lumpur City


  • Rohana Sham Faculty of Business and Information Science, UCSI University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Muhammad Zaly Shah Muhamad Hussein Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Hairul Nizam Ismail Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia



Crime, Travel safety, Vulnerable commuters, Urban environment


Fighting with a high level of fear every day while travelling to work, had put the desire for them to switch from public to private transport usage if they have a choice. Main aim of the study is to determine the interaction of a few urban design factors and transport service characteristics to further analyze on the issue of safety of women travellers. A quantitative method were considered, where a passengers bus survey is use as a form of data collection. This study contributes to improve the current urban design and service provision policy in creating a safer environment for many women commuters. 

Keywords: Crime;Travel safety; Vulnerable commuters; Urban environment 

eISSN 2398-4295 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.


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How to Cite

Sham, R., Muhamad Hussein, M. Z. S., & Ismail, H. N. (2018). Crime and Safety among Women Travellers in Kuala Lumpur City. Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies, 3(11), 37–43.