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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design and Program Overview

CPTED is defined as "the proper design and effective use of the built environment that can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime and an improvement in the quality of life."

CPTED is based on these three overlapping strategies:

  • Natural Access Control
  • Natural Surveillance
  • Territorial Reinforcement

Program Goals

The goal of CPTED is to reduce opportunities for crime that may be inherent in the design of structures of in the design of neighborhoods. This goal is accomplished through involvement of CPTED trained practitioners to evaluate conditions and intervention methods to control human/criminal behavior and reduce the fear of crime.