10 January 2020

Victimization in Public Transportation in the Metropolitan Area of Mexico City

By Beatriz Magaloni

This study explores citizen perceptions of and victimization on private and public transportation in the Metropolitan Area of Mexico City. Particularly, this analysis exploits a unique survey to assess the likelihood of becoming a victim while using these means of transportation. Results show that victimization in the public transit system incentivize users to switch to private apps, such as Uber, Cabify, Lyft, etc.