The introduction of crime prevention through environmental design initiatives such as alley-gating have become prominent across the UK. For practitioners and policy makers alike, erecting steel gates at entrances to alleys is seen as a panacea for reducing domestic burglary and tackling anti-social behaviour. This paper examines one such initiative at Cadoxton, Barry and South Wales, and considers its impact upon recorded crime statistics, and how the local community perceives the impact of the alley-gates.
- crime reduction
- anti-social behaviour reduction
- urban space and crime