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Women 10 per cent more likely than men to feel unsafe in metro trains: Study

Women are ten per cent more likely than men to feel unsafe on metro trains, and six per cent more likely to feel so on buses, according to a study which may lead to better interventions to bridge the safety gender gap in public transport. The study, published in the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, assessed a third of a million passenger responses to Customer Satisfaction Surveys (CSSs) from 28 cities across four continents. According to the researchers, including those from Imperial College London in the UK, the largest difference between women and men s perceptions of safety was in Europe, where women were 12 per cent more likely to report feeling unsafe than men. The smallest difference was in South America, where women were nine per cent more likely to report feeling unsafe than men, they said. The findings, the study noted, highlight an important social issue that could be preventing some women from thriving both personally and professionally. Feeling unsafe ..


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