Evaluating secured by design door and window installations: effects on residential crime

Paul Teedon, Tim Reid, Polly Griffiths, Angus McFadyen

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This article reports on the quantitative findings that emerged from an evaluation of the impact of Secured by Design (SBD) door and window installations on crime figures within Glasgow Housing Association stock. The findings reveal a strong relationship between SBD installation on crime decreases when compared to the period before installation and to a similar area where no intervention took place. However, given the uneven spread of the impact, there are indications that this intervention may not work in isolation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-262
Number of pages17
JournalCrime Prevention and Community Safety
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010



  • target hardening
  • Glasgow Housing Association
  • situational crime prevention
  • secured by design evaluation

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