Benefits of CPTED

CPTED benifits for Community residents, Municipal Leadership, Law Enforcement, Business Leaders and Planners/Architects.

Community residents will have

  • Opportunities to play meaningful roles in community crime prevention
  • Improved sense of security and quality of life through reduced fear of crime
  • Fewer crimes committed in neighborhoods, fewer victimizations of residents
  • Increased interaction among residents and stronger neighborhood bonds
  • New crime prevention and problem-solving skills and enhanced knowledge of city government agencies and other resources
Municipal leadership will see
  • Less crime in neighborhoods and business areas
  • Improved perception of safety and livability in public areas and neighborhoods
  • Enhanced consideration of public safety in planning, development, and redevelopment projects
Law enforcement will benefit from
  • Sustainable links with planning, development, code enforcement, and other local agencies
  • Clarification and action on neighborhood priorities related to crime and quality of life
  • Opportunities to play meaningful roles in community crime prevention
  • New crime prevention and problem-solving initiatives
Business leaders/owners will gain
  • Safer locations that are more attractive to customers and employees
  • Enhanced problem-solving partnerships with local government and community members
Planners/architects will gain
  • A greater role in designing the environment; CPTED is recognized as an acceptable component of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) or Green Building
  • A holistic approach to the development and planning process

Specialized sessions can include

  • Multifamily housing
  • New housing and retail development
  • Parks and other public spaces
  • Public parking garages and decks
  • Schools and churches
  • Youth involvement with CPTED
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