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  • Mayor Park Visits Haengun-gil in Gwanak-gu, Designed with Crime Prevention in Mind

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    □ On May 12, Mayor Park Won Soon visited Haengun-gil. Designed with Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), and under the theme “Safe,” Haengun-gil is located in an area with a high concentration of studio apartments in Haengun-dong, Gwanak-gu.

    □ Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a design sensibility aimed at deterring and preventing criminal behavior. In Seoul, it was first implemented in Yeomni-dong, Mapo-gu, where it proved effective. As a result, the Seoul Metropolitan Government is expanding the implementation of CPTED.

    □ Haengun-dong in Gwanak-gu is a “Safe Area for Women” managed by the Korean National Police Agency. Haengun-dong has the second highest percentage of women in Seoul, and half of the female population in Haengun-dong is women, in their 20s and 30s, living alone.

    □ On this day, and along with visiting the “Safe Keeper’s Center,” Mayor Park examined the community art, crime prevention modules, reflective sheets and bands, and surveillance cameras all chosen and positioned according to CPTED. In Miru Café, he also shared exchanged thoughts with the residents of Haengun-dong. Miru Café has proved a safe harbor for the community of single women.