The best way to keep our parks safe is to make sure that the community feel a sense of ownership and make full use of the park.
People are more likely to ‘protect’ a space if they have a connection and respect for that space. To do this, we need to make sure they feel empowered to respond to situations in a way that will enhance the safety and security of the community.
People who commit break-ins are often opportunistic, meaning they will only commit a crime if the opportunity presents itself, like an open door or window or if valuables are in public view.
The best way to assess your home is to look at it through the eyes of a potential burglar. The following fact sheet is intended to help you find steps you can take to reduce the opportunity for a crime to occur in and around your home.
There are many types of business crime, the most common being:
malicious damage (i.e. graffiti and vandalism)
The cost of these crimes on your business can extend far beyond the financial impact and may also affect the reputation of your business / brand and future sales.
It is important to identify, assess and put strategies in place to help reduce the risk of your business being impacted by crimes. The greater the likelihood of an offender being seen, challenged, or caught, the less likely it is that your business will be targeted.
Applying CPTED principles to your business may not eliminate crime, but it may help you to identify changes to your business to improve safety and security