Residential Crime Prevention Audit



How do Residential Crime Prevention Audits work?

A Residential Crime Prevention Audit involves one or more site visits to your property.  During the site visit, your analyst will take photos and/or video of the property (don’t worry… confidentiality is maintained with all media), and a comprehensive itemized assessment form will be completed.  The analyst will evaluate all data gathered, and may include other available information from the community level (traffic statistics, crime statistics, planning and development, local bylaws, etc). These findings will be applied to the recommendations to be provided.


What sort of things are assessed during a Residential Crime Prevention Audit?

  1. Natural Surveillance: to see and being seen through urban design. existing architecture and landscaping
    Natural Access Control:  To create clear separation of public and private through spatial definition, planning, and landscape design
  2. Territorial Reinforcement:  Using the natural environment to enhance ownership through architectural features, pavement treatments, landscape,
    layout of the site, and signage
  3. Maintenance:  Physical and aesthetic condition of the property

Do I get an official report?

Yes, you will receive a comprehensive report complete with photos to enhance the findings and recommendations of the analyst.


Does CPTED only work on existing areas?

No, CPTED is designed to be utilized from the earliest point of conceptualization of a project, applied during the planning and architectural stages of development, as well as pre-existing areas.  Peaceman Consulting is able to provide consultations with developers, builders and property owners to determine if CPTED planning is warranted.  While it is the easiest to apply CPTED principles during the planning stages, it can be just as effective to apply the principles following completion of the area development.


How do I register for an audit?

This is the easiest part!  Just click on our “Contact Us” tab and fill out the contact form.  You will receive a call from an analyst and the process has begun!