Discovering Distinctive Street Patterns of Snatch Theft through Crime Prevention through Environmental Design




Snatch theft, Street, Environment setting, CPTED


The theft crime rate in Malaysia for 2010 and 2015 is experiencing an increase in the rate of decline. This high-crime activity depends on an opportunity to commit a crime at the time of the incident. Thus, this paper is aimed at discovering distinctive street patterns of snatch theft through crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED). This research is a qualitative approach by field observation to investigate the physical environment of the snatch theft hotspot area. The finding indicates the three main principles of CPTED, which are surveillance, access control and territoriality contributed to snatch theft crime incidence.

Keywords: Snatch theft; Street; Environment setting; CPTED

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.


Author Biography

Siti Rasidah Md Sakip, Universiti Teknologi MARA Perak Branch, Seri Iskandar Campus

Department of Landscape Architecture


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How to Cite

Md Sakip, S. R. (2019). Discovering Distinctive Street Patterns of Snatch Theft through Crime Prevention through Environmental Design. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 4(12), 331–340.

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