Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a multi-disciplinary approach of crime prevention that uses urban and architectural design and the management of built and natural environments. CPTED strategies aim to reduce victimization, deter offender decisions that precede criminal acts, and build a sense of community among inhabitants so they can gain territorial control of areas, reduce crime, and minimize fear of crime. CPTED is pronounced ‘sep-ted’ and it is also known around the world as Designing Out Crime, defensible space, and other similar terms.
Promoting CPTED Globally & Locally
The International CPTED Association - ICA is an international non-profit association founded in Calgary, Canada in 1996.
The ICA promotes the use of CPTED globally and supports local organizations, practitioners and communities that utilise CPTED principles to create safer communities and environments.
The use of ICA logo is only authorized for use by approved ICA chapters, CAP-accredited course holders (as specified in the CAP Completion Letter), events hosted or co-hosted by the ICA, or when otherwise agreed.
NOTE: ⭐ indicates ICA Accredited Course (CAP)
Recent forum updates
CPTED TALKS PLAYLIST
See an abbreviated version of our response to critical and inaccurate depiction of CPTED in The Baltimore Sun (August 25, 2021):
Read our full response HERE.
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