The evolution of crime prevention through environmental design

Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) is not a new concept—it dates back to the 1960s—but it is ever-evolving


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Well-lit areas have less crime than areas that are enshrouded in darkness at night. Properties with waist-high fencing at the front of the dwelling and shoulder-height fencing on the B, C, and D sides tend to be less prone to break-ins. Structural elements that prevent access and egress to open areas help prevent criminal activity. Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) is not a new concept—it dates back to the 1960s—but it is ever-evolving. In this podcast segment, Jim and Doug discuss the latest trends.

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