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Crime prevention through environmental design cpted is an agenda for manipulating the built environment to create safer neighborhoods it originated in america around 1960 when urban renewal strategies were felt to be destroying the social framework needed for self policing. Crime prevention through environmental design cpted is a set of design principles used to discourage crime and promote building securitythe concept is simple buildings and properties can be designed to prevent damage from the force of the elements and natural disasters they should also be designed to prevent crime. Crime prevention through environmental design cpted is a well researched crime prevention method which has been shown to reduce opportunities for crime and incivility it provides positive community safety benefits by improving planning and design decisions in ways that provide organisations communities and businesses with. Cpted is an acronym that stands for crime prevention through environmental design it is a method of crime prevention that is closely linked with environmental criminology which is the concept of environmental design and environmental management put together. Crime prevention through environmental design cpted strategies aim to reduce victimization deter offender decisions that precede criminal acts and build a sense of community among inhabitants so they can gain territorial control of areas reduce crime and minimize fear of crime