The Urban Characteristics of Street Harassment: A First Look

  title={The Urban Characteristics of Street Harassment: A First Look},
  author={M. ElSherief and Elizabeth M. Belding-Royer},
  • M. ElSherief, Elizabeth M. Belding-Royer
  • Published in UrbanGIS'15 2015
  • Computer Science, Geography
  • Street harassment is a global problem. In this paper, we seek to gain insights into the characteristics of neighborhoods in which street harassment has occurred. We analyze over 7,800 worldwide street harassment incidents, gathered by the Hollaback project [7], to study the association of street harassment with walkability scores and the number of transit routes in the area surrounding the incident. This unveils a number of key insights. First, we show that more than 50% of the incidents occur… CONTINUE READING

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