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How can safety around your home be increased through
Natural surveillance is a cornerstone in the achievement of community safety. Ensuring that spaces around homes, footpath routes and open spaces are open to view from adjoining occupied properties and/or well-traveled routes can assist in discouraging criminal activity, by increasing the risk of detection, reducing opportunities for crime and making potential offenders feel more vulnerable.
Dr. Ronn Phillips, Arch.D., Bobbi Hauptmann, Architectural Studies, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Monday, May 18, 2009