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The application of safer design principles and crime prevention through environmental design



27 June 2013

The Institute of Criminology (IC) has contributed significantly to a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into crime prevention through environmental design.

The Victorian Parliament's Drugs and Crime Committee enlisted the Institute to examine the extent to which safer design principles (including Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)) are currently applied by local government authorities in Victoria.

The Institute designed and administered an online survey to all 79 local councils and shires in Victoria.
The purpose of the survey was to ask councils and shires to identify the extent to which the Safer Design Guidelines for Victoria and the safer design principles are currently applied by local government authorities in their area, and answer specific questions in relation to their operation and effectiveness.
This represented the most significant review of local government involvement in CPTED in Australia to date.
Almost all (77 of 79) local councils and shires completed the comprehensive online survey.
The report stated that "This excellent response rate produced a significant amount of data on various aspects of the work of local councils and shires in adopting CPTED principles."

Member of the Institute involved included:

Mr Garner Clancey, Deputy-Director

Associate Professor Murray Lee

Mr Shaun Walsh, Research Assistant
Mr Daren Fisher, Research Assistant
Dr Nicole Gurran, Acting Head of Urban and Regional Planning and Policy Discipline, University of Sydney

View the report - INQUIRY INTO THE APPLICATION OF SAFER DESIGN PRINCIPLES AND CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

Contact: Greg Sherington

Phone: +61 2 9351 0202

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