Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
The goal of CPTED is to reduce opportunities for crime that may be inherent in the design of structures or in the design of neighborhoods.
This goal is accomplished through the involvement of CPTED practitioners in the planning, development and design review of community projects.
The arrangement and design of buildings and open spaces can encourage or discourage undesirable behavior and criminal activity.
CPTED uses various tools to evaluate environmental conditions and utilizes intervention methods to control human/criminal behavior and reduce the fear of crime.