Use urban planning and design strategies and physical interventions to reduce opportunities for crime in the built environment. Key principles include natural surveillance, natural access control, and territorial reinforcement.

Short Term: 1-3 Years / Long Term: 7+ Years

Ensure all publicly funded plans and designs for new communities, new facilities and amenities, and infill and densification projects reinforce CPTED principles.

Short Term: 1-3 Years / Long Term: 7+ Years Joint responsibility with another agency

Integrate CPTED principles into overhauled planning and design (zoning) regulations to ensure that as new public and private development occurs, the built environment provides fewer opportunities for crime.

Short Term: 1-3 Years / Long Term: 7+ Years

Retrofit existing communities to increase adherence to CPTED principles in the following ways:

  • Educate residents on CPTED, work with them, and police to conduct community safety audits.
  • Encourage residents to undertake simple fixes to improve safety, such as trimming trees and foliage to increase visibility, and using landscaping to define property boundaries or provide access control.
  • Source/provide grants and incentives for changes to hard infrastructure such as fences and walls to comply with CPTED principles.
  • Intervene in the built environment by improving lighting for facilities, streets, and other public spaces among other measures.
  • Devise ways to bring activity to and utilise vacant and abandoned lots.