How To Design Out Crime

A UK report on crime prevention lists key attributes of safe neighborhoods and offers 17 case studies.

Can safer streets can be achieved through good planning and design? A new report by the UK's Office of the Deputy Prime Minister encourages professionals to try to place themselves into the mindset of a criminal faced with a particular situation. "It also lists seven attributes of safer places. As well as physical protection by means of secure doors, locks and alarms, they cover well-defined routes, good surveillance and the promotion of a sense of ownership. Practical crime prevention measures are given in 17 case studies, which cover housing developments, a town centre, an industrial estate, a college, a car park, a bus station and a park."

The actual document, Safer places: the planning system and crime prevention (PDF, 4MB), is available on the Planning Directorate's website.

Thanks to Chris Steins

Full Story: Government tells industry how to design out crime

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