The International

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Association

Welcome to the
International CPTED Association 


THE ICA - PROMOTING CPTED GLOBALLY AND LOCALLY

The International CPTED Association (ICA) is an international non-profit association

founded in Calgary, Canada in 1996.

The ICA promotes the use of CPTED globally and supports local organizations, practitioners and

communities that utilise CPTED principles to create safer communities and environments.


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WHAT IS CPTED?

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a multi-disciplinary approach to crime prevention that uses urban and architectural design and the management of built and natural environments.

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.

CPTED is pronounced ‘sep-ted’ and it is also known around the world as Designing Out Crime, defensible space, and other similar terms. 

The use of ICA logo is only authorized for use by approved ICA chapters, CAP-accredited course holders (as specified in the CAP Completion Letter), events hosted or co-hosted by the ICA, or when otherwise agreed.

NOTE: ⭐ indicates ICA Accredited Course (CAP)

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OUR NEW

CPTED IN SCHOOLS ICA GUIDEBOOK

IS NOW AVAILABLE TO OUR MEMBERS!


CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO ACCESS THE GUIDEBOOK




The April 2024 ICA Newsletter is out!

Our January - April 2024 issue of the ICA Newsletter has now been published! Click on the image below for access.

Access all our past Newsletters HERE.


ICA Members are welcome to submit their articles to be featured in future issues of the ICA Newsletter HERE.




CYBER CPTEDDid you miss this informative webinar?

Watch the recording on YouTube here HERE

ICA Members can view the ICA Strategic Plan HERE

The first worldwide ISO-Standard for
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)
published!

WATCH A VIDEO WHERE PAUL VAN SOOMEREN DISCUSSES CPTED STANDARDIZATION: 

CPTED Manual For Police Implemented by 11 EU Organizations

A project co-funded by the European Union Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union has developed and implemented this manual for police throughout Europe and internationally. You can download the manual in English version here.

Our Latest ICA White Paper - 

White Paper on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Methodology


Twenty-five years of International CPTED Association (ICA) CPTED conferences and initiatives help reinforce the vital role of a basic rule in crime prevention – context matters! This was the focus of one of the presentations at the first ICA conference in Calgary in 1996. Crime and violence occur due to a wide range of causes and no single prevention strategy will address all problems. Therefore, effective CPTED demands that practitioners apply a coherent methodology in order to clearly research and understand the local context. But what methodology is best? 

Read the full Methodology White Paper here.

For other ICA White Papers, click here.

CPTED TALKS PLAYLIST


ICA Mission Statement

To create safer environments and improve the quality of life through the use of CPTED principles and strategies