International CPTED 


 Welcome to the International CPTED Association

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is defined as a multi-disciplinary approach to deterring criminal behaviour through environmental design. CPTED strategies rely upon the ability to influence offender decisions that precede criminal acts by affecting the built, social and administrative environment. It is pronounced sep-ted and is known by various labels or names around the world, such as Designing Out Crime and other acronyms. 

Promoting CPTED Locally

The ICA Supports local organizations, practitioners and communities that utilise CPTED principles to create safer communities and environments. 

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New Fee Structure

Please note that the ICA has introduced the following new fee structure:

  • Individual memberships: $70/year
  • Student memberships (full time students): $25/year
  • Corporate membership: $250/year

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A New ICA White Paper - CPTED and Homelessness

CPTED and Homelessness is a product of the 2015 International CPTED Association conference. Authored by Gregory Saville and Randall Atlas, this paper offers guidelines to CPTED practitioners regarding homelessness.

For other ICA White Papers, click here

CPTED Manual For Police Implemented by 11 EU Organizations

A project co-funded by the European Union Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union has developed and implemented this manual for police throughout Europe and internationally. You can download this manual in 5 languages here or the english version here.

2015 International CPTED Association Conference

The 2015 Conference is another successful note in the history books. You can view presentations from the event here. 

ICA Mission Statement

To create safer environments and improve the quality of life through the use of CPTED principles and strategies