Crime Prevention works because it removes one of the three elements necessary for a crime to be committed.
The “Crime Triangle” depicts the three elements. Remove one of the elements and you have prevented the crime. Contrary to what Hollywood might suggest, most crimes are not well planned by the offender.
The vast majority are spur-of-the-moment crimes — “Crimes of Opportunity.” Crime prevention focuses on removing one of the elements, usually the opportunity part of the triangle.
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