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Evaluating Secured by Design Door and Window Installations: Effects on Residential Crime

NCJ Number
Crime Prevention and Community Safety Volume: 12 Issue: 4 Dated: October 2010 Pages: 246-262
Paul Teedon; Tim Reid; Polly Griffiths; Angus McFadyen
Date Published
17 pages
This study examined the effectiveness of Secured by Design (SBD) door and window installations on reducing crime levels in social housing properties in Glasgow, Scotland.
This article reports on the quantitative findings that emerged from an evaluation of the impact of Secured by Design (SBD) door and window installations on crime figures within Glasgow Housing Association stock. The findings reveal a strong relationship between SBD installation on crime decreases when compared to the period before installation and to a similar area where no intervention took place. However, given the uneven spread of the impact, there are indications that this intervention may not work in isolation. Tables, figures, notes, and references (Published Abstract)