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One of the biggest problems that the field of planning for crime prevention has faced is the fact that, too often, crime prevention when it is considered at all in the design process is merely an afterthought.

Design and Access Statements provide an opportunity for the development community to face this issue more effectively than has often been the case to date.

The key to this is thinking about the kinds of crimes that the type of development being proposed is likely to be subject to right at the start of the development process. This work can be completed for you free of charge by a Crime Prevention Design Advisor from Cumbria Constabulary. For further details, please contact Terry O’Connell MBE by telephoning 07833 152371 or Email at

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Using Design and Access Statements to Prevent Crime

Published: 9 January 2013 - 9:26am