Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, or CPTED, examines crime problems and the ways various features of the environment afford opportunities for undesirable and unwanted behaviours. CPTED strives to eliminate criminal opportunities in and around your property by identifying problem areas and effecting change. Where these techniques have been applied to problem settings, crimes of opportunity have decreased by as much as 90%.

CPTED strategies are effective when applied to building or store interiors. Studies have shown that the application of CPTED techniques may reportedly decrease security problems by up to 50% and increase sales by as much as 33%. Hamilton Police Service Crime Prevention Officers can conduct a thorough assessment
of your business environment.

CPTEDFree Security Audits

Hamilton Police Service Crime Prevention Branch provides FREE Residential / Business Security Audits.

For further information on this service please contact the Crime Prevention Office at

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