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NCJ Number: 32858 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: PROJECT FOR SECURITY DESIGN IN URBAN RESIDENTIAL AREAS FINAL REPORT
Author(s): O NEWMAN
Corporate Author: New York University
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 75
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New York University
New York, NY
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: NI-70-015; NI-70-082; NI-71-127
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PROJECT IDENTIFIES AND CONCRETELY DEMONSTRATES THE ELEMENTS OF PHYSICAL DESIGN THAT HAVE A MAJOR IMPACT UPON CRIME PATTERNS.
Abstract: DATA WERE GATHERED FROM A DETAILED STATISTICAL ANALYSES OF 155,000 UNITS OF PUBLIC HOUSING IN NEW YORK CITY; A COMPARATIVE ANALYSES OF HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS IN MAJOR CITIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY; AND BEFORE-AND-AFTER STUDIES OF TENANT ATTITUDES, AND CRIME AND VANDALISM RATES IN HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS WHICH WERE MODIFIED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROJECT'S HYPOTHESES. THE PROJECT DETERMINED THAT THE FORM OF THE PHYSICAL DESIGN OF RESIDENTIAL AREAS IS A STRONG FACTOR AFFECTING THE RATE OF VICTIMIZATION OF INHABITANTS; THE EXTENT OF VANDALISM; AND GENERAL FEELINGS OF IMPOTENCE IN CRIME CONTROL AS FELT BY BOTH RESIDENTS AND POLICE. THE PROJECT ISOLATED THE GOVERNING PHYSICAL INGREDIENTS AND SHOWED, THROUGH THE EXAMPLE OF SUCCESSFUL ENVIRONMENTS, AND THROUGH THE PREPARATION OF THREE MANUALS HOW NEW AND EXISTING RESIDENTIAL AREAS COULD BE MADE MORE SECURE. SEE ALSO NCJ-32857 AND 32860. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Architectural design; Crime patterns; Crime prevention measures; Environmental design; New York; Residential security; Studies; Urban area studies
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