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Crime Impact Statement

When a Crime Impact Statement should be provided.

• Housing developments of 10 or more dwellings;
• Commercial developments of more than 1,000 square metres;
• New neighbourhood community facilities;
• New shop fronts;
• New cash machines;
• New restaurants, hot food takeaways, pubs and night clubs.
• Development affecting public buildings
• Play facilities and areas of open space

Crime Impact Statements should be incorporated into a Design & Access Statement (if required), or else provided as a short-written report.

Crime Impact Statements should include information on crime and disorder issues in the vicinity of the site, assess the likely impact of the proposal, and, where relevant, suggest measures to reduce the vulnerability of the development to crime.

Developers should consider applying for Secured By Design accreditation. Secured By Design focuses on crime prevention at the design, layout and construction stages of developments and promotes the use of security standards for a wide range of applications and products.