Indiana University Bloomington

CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)

This process involves a survey of the physical, mechanical and organizational structure of a location for the purpose of identifying those features which may contribute to unwanted behaviors such as criminal acts. CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) and Crime Prevention are very closely linked in that a CPTED survey often results in additional crime prevention recommendations. Eligibility for a CPTED survey is generally predicated upon the existence of a current behavioral problem related to crime and is usually conducted upon request. A CPTED survey can take several hours and the construction of the accompanying recommendation matrix can also require several days. There currently is no cost for a CPTED survey from the IU Police Department. There are no equipment needs for the completion of this process.