A Short History of the England and Wales National Burglary Security Initiatives

  • Gloria Laycock
  • Nick Tilley


This chapter describes the history of national policy and practice initiatives attempting to reduce burglary in England and Wales since the 1980s. It will highlight the importance of major projects that were found to have reduced domestic burglary as well as lessons learned from approaches that have produced disappointing results.


Burglary prevention Neighbourhood Watch Property marking Safer Cities Crime Reduction Programme Repeat victimisation Street lighting What works Crime drop 



Architectural Liaison Officer


British Crime Survey


Crime and Disorder Act 1998


Crime Prevention Design Advisor


Crime Prevention through Environmental Design


Crime Prevention Unit


Crime Reduction Programme


Crime Survey for England and Wales


Designing Out Crime Officer


Priority Estates Project


Reducing Burglary Initiative


Situational crime prevention


Strategic Development Projects


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jill Dando Institute, Department of Security and Crime ScienceUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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