Award Date

1-1-1996

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Architecture (MArch)

Department

Architecture

Number of Pages

146

Abstract

Many case studies have been published that report a reduction in crime as a result of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED). Although methodologies and results of some studies have been questioned, there is agreement that the designed environment can influence human behavior; Findings in this study were generated by the analysis of two Las Vegas apartment complexes. Managers at one complex reported eliminating burglaries after providing individual gardens for their residents. My hypothesis was that the addition of gardens to existing characteristics at the study complex provided a high number of CPTED features which would result in a low number of police calls for service. Police calls for service from 1989 through 1994 and CPTED elements were analyzed. Results indicated a higher number of police calls for service were initiated from the study complex. The conclusion was that residents of the study complex were more sensitized to potential troublesome activities and therefore reported suspicious activities to the police more frequently.

Keywords

Analysis; Apartment; Comparative; Complexes; Crime; Design; Environmental; Las Vegas; Nevada; Prevention; Two; Vegas

Controlled Subject

Architecture; Criminology; City planning

File Format

pdf

File Size

3584 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/6dhd-399x


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