Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, or CPTED (pronounced sep-ted), helps us to create healthy, safe communities through well planned environmental design. The proper design and effective use of the built environment can help reduce the likelihood of your home being targeted for a crime.
In the picture shown here, the plant growth is blocking the view from the window to the street.
Keep shrubs trimmed to 2 feet and prune lower branches of trees up to 6 feet
Overgrowth of trees and bushes can block natural surveillance and also act to deaden sound to reduce neighbors from hearing a break-in.
Proper upkeep signals that the location is well cared for and therefore inhospitable to criminal activity. This includes mowing grass, trimming trees and bushes, repairing broken glass and blinds, picking up trash and painting over graffiti immediately.
Post address numbers and make them easy to see.