CPTED is about making the environment around us conducive to crime prevention and safety.It involves assessing the state of vacant land and unoccupied buildings, poor lighting and infrastructure with a view to improvement.

It may include providing recreational facilities to youth to keep them off the street. There needs to be a sense of community ownership when providing these facilities. It is commonly known that for a crime to occurs, there is a victim and a perpetrator, however the environment in which the crime occurs is less thought about.

Crime prevention through environmental design is about making the environment around us conducive to crime prevention and safety.

Interventions into the design of the environment can help reduce the incidence of crime. It involves assessing the state of vacant land and unoccupied buildings, poor lighting and infrastructure with a view to improvement.

It may include providing recreational facilities to youth to keep them off the street. There needs to be a sense of community ownership when providing these facilities.

Example of projects undertaken by the Safer Cities Unit

  • Crime Mapping workshop
     
  • Clean Up Campaigns
     
  • Ward Profiling
     
  • Safety Audits