Small business against crime: situational strategies in action
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Making crime harder to commit is part of the fundamentals of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. CPTED refers to "the proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the fear of crime and the incidence of crime, and to an improvement in the quality of life". When we look at the bigger picture we know that most places have no crime, and most crime is highly concentrated in a relatively small number of places. At the present time research includes crime prevention against small business, much of which is related to the environment.
Opening address presented at the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) 2001 conference, Brisbane, 24-27 September 2001, by Adam Graycar, Director, Australian Institute of Criminology. Co-authored by Kiah McGregor and Toni Makkai. This speech is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/