Burglaries and CPTED: A Residence and neighborhood Assessment

Alejandro del Carmen, University of Texas - Arlington

The purpose of this paper is to examine the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) characteristics as they relate to reported incidents of burglaries in residences and neighborhoods of a mid-size city in Texas. Specifically, this study will identify and compare the presence of CPTED characteristics in residences and neighborhoods with high and low frequencies of reported burglaries. The findings suggest that certain CPTED characteristics are present, exclusively, in residences and neighborhoods where the reported number of burglaries is high.

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