CPTED Principles and Preventing Crimes: The Cases from Shiraz City, Iran

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Amir Hossein Askari
Soha Soltani


The current paper investigates the role of CPTED (crime prevention through environmental design) principles in preventing crimes in urban hot spots. The questionnaire survey gathers the opinions of 400 participants randomly. Moreover, the study employs an observational study to analyze the actual condition of the areas. Analysis shows territorial reinforcement and surveillance most significantly impact crime prevention, while maintenance imposes the lowest impact in urban contexts. The findings imply that enhancing the cultural bases of the residents outweighs improving the physical appearance of the environment in preventing crimes. Overall, the findings offer practical suggestions for future planning of urban hot spots that contribute to environmental quality.


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