Crime prevention by design...

Competition Brief

This 2013 Western Australian Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) competition invites submissions of designs to to reduce crimes such as theft, anti-social behaviour, burglary, grafitti, willful damage, trespass,violence, assault, vandalism and terrorism.

Deadline for submissions  is 1 November 2013

The aim of CPTED is to change the environment in ways that crime becomes less attractive.

Design a way of reducing crime and make a submission to the competition!

Your submission should:

  1. Identify a significant crime prevention problem
  2. Identify CPTED resources and strategies to address this kind of problem
  3. Describe your CPTED design
  4. Explain WHY the design will reduce crime, or describe how it has reduced crime
  5. Identify likely costs and benefits

Submissions are by uploading a pdf file of less than 10Mb that describes your design.

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  • CPTED is Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.

    Underlying the use of CPTED is the assumption that the proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime, and an improvement in the quality of life(Crowe, 2000, p. 46).




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  • The WA CPTED Awards are sponsored and funded by the WA Police Community Engagement Division.

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