When is a crime impact assessment required?

A crime impact assessment should accompany all major applications (either as part of a design and access statement or as a separate document cross-referencing the design and access statement).

What information should be included in a crime impact assessment?

The assessment needs to demonstrate that you have considered the impact on crime and anti-social behaviour and where appropriate designed out.

How do I submit a crime impact assessment?

If you apply for planning permission online using the Planning Portal, you will be given the opportunity to upload your crime impact assessment after you have completed the relevant application forms. Before uploading any files, please read our guidance notes for submitting electronic files with planning applications.

Guidance notes for submitting electronic files with planning applications (PDF).

If you choose to submit a paper-based application instead, you will need to provide four copies of your crime impact assessment along with four copies of the relevant application forms.

Where can I find out further information?

For further information on preparing and submitting a crime impact assessment, please see the following links below: