Crime and security measures on public transportation systems
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Crime and security measures on public transportation systems a national overview by Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. Division of Public Safety

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Published by SEMCOG in Detroit, Mich .
Written in English


  • Bus lines -- United States -- Security measures.,
  • Bus lines -- Canada -- Security measures.,
  • Crimes aboard buses -- United States,
  • Crimes aboard buses -- Canada

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Edition Notes

StatementDivision of Public Safety, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 41 p ;
Number of Pages41
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22841026M

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