“Crime prevention design laboratory” aiming for the realization of a crime-free society with crime prevention and design has started

Yunium Co., Ltd.
“Crime prevention design laboratory” aiming for the realization of a crime-free society with crime prevention and design has started -May 2023 edition, public awareness survey results on crime prevention released-
Unium Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Takuya Nishi) aims to realize a crime-free society in which neither victims nor perpetrators are born. On May 25, 2023, we established the “Security Design Institute”, a business that designs spaces that do not cause accidents. As part of this project, from April 28 to May 1, 2023, we conducted an “Awareness Survey on Crime Prevention” among 406 Japanese citizens. As a result, 90% of the people act consciously to avoid crime, indicating that the awareness of crime prevention among Japanese people is increasing. On the other hand, about 70% of people have never participated in crime prevention events or community crime prevention activities, indicating that many citizens have few opportunities to acquire correct knowledge about crime prevention.
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In recent years, various incidents such as theft, injury, fraud, illegal drugs, and dangerous driving have been reported almost daily, and more and more people feel that the security situation in Japan is deteriorating. With the motives, means, and locations of crimes diversifying, we thought that a new method was necessary to realize a society where everyone can live safely and securely. Focusing on the fact that many crime prevention measures in Japan are effective after a crime has occurred (crime prevention goods, investigations, etc.) and there are few cases where measures are taken before a crime occurs, The idea of ​​the “Crime Prevention Design Institute” was born to think about the causes of crimes, plan methods to prevent crimes from the perspective of design, and implement them in society. Efforts of the Crime Prevention Design Institute
In order to prevent crimes from occurring, in this project, we are working to create a space that does not give opportunities for crimes, using the “crime opportunity theory” that seeks the causes of crimes in places where crimes occur, rather than looking at people as the cause of crimes. increase. In the initial phase, we are considering providing “physical space design” to prevent crime and “landscape decoding ability” to identify dangerous and safe places.
■ Released the official website
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In the future, we will update the specific services and activity reports from time to time.
URL: https://bouhan-design.com
Main results of the Crime Prevention Awareness Survey
For market research on this project, we investigated what kind of awareness people have about crime prevention and what kind of crime prevention measures they are working on.
■ About 80% of respondents said that they felt that public spaces were dangerous or scary.
Of the choices, about 8 answered that public spaces (shopping centers/convenience stores/public toilets/parking lots/bicycle parking lots/station fronts/parks/shopping streets/housing complexes/vacant lots/trains/buses/sidewalks) are dangerous or scary. It was found that one out of two respondents felt that “public toilets” were dangerous or scary.
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From these results, it was found that when a space such as a “public toilet” that feels scary or dangerous overlaps with an environment that is difficult for people to see (low traffic/many blind spots/few street lights), “crime occurs” even more. It can be seen that the number of people who perceive the danger is increasing.
[Image 4: https://prtimes.jp/i/121152/1/resize/d121152-1-a4443717ae5524f8f6ac-3.png&s3=121152-1-b8fa7bea5984ad5d47fe26846d949a6a-2917×1873.png] ■ Approximately 90% of people take crime prevention measures, such as “stay away from dangerous places” and “wear crime prevention goods.” Do not go near places that you feel are dangerous or scary, or places where crimes are likely to occur, wear crime prevention goods, use crime prevention apps, or do something to avoid crime. The fact that 90% of people are doing so shows that the public has a high awareness of crime prevention. On the other hand, we also found that the penetration rate is not high, as the use of crime prevention goods and apps itself is less than 10% of the total.
[Image 5: https://prtimes.jp/i/121152/1/resize/d121152-1-add2408829608388113f-4.png&s3=121152-1-da16683791cc4b3951f2399edf7a9dd4-2917×2310.png] ■ About 70% of people have never participated in crime prevention activities About 70% of the people have never participated in crime prevention activities (patrolling, lectures, events, community safety map making) despite the fact that the public has a high level of awareness of crime prevention. From this result, it can be said that there are few opportunities for many people to acquire correct crime prevention knowledge.
[Image 6: https://prtimes.jp/i/121152/1/resize/d121152-1-bbfc1483bb72170a0bab-5.png&s3=121152-1-5e3b7a168801f9665da6831942ba04e6-2918×1751.png] ■ About 90% of people want to strengthen crime prevention measures and participate in crime prevention activities
We found that about 40% of people want to acquire specialized knowledge, and about 30% want to participate in crime prevention activities with their friends. On the other hand, about 20% of those who want to strengthen hardware aspects such as crime prevention goods were a little low result.
[Image 7: https://prtimes.jp/i/121152/1/resize/d121152-1-7221e6d143a08c302d17-6.png&s3=121152-1-2d6ffd69095e2fe724008a196300a02e-2918×1751.png] ■ Approximately 60% of people feel safe and secure because “the whole city is well maintained”
About 60% of people say that the whole town is clean and well maintained (parks and buildings are equipped with anti-crime measures, stations and roads are well-maintained, and the whole town is clean and tidy). It turns out that it recognizes it as a city. From the results of less than 40% of the respondents who answered that “local activities are active” and “dangerous places and safe places are shared”, the whole city is more important than feeling safe and secure by participating in the activities themselves. I found that I felt safer and more secure when I was physically prepared.
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Many of the places where people feel dangerous are public spaces, but crime prevention measures rely on individual knowledge and actions, and it has become clear that there are few people who know the correct measures. “Crime prevention design laboratory” is an initiative to design a space that makes it difficult for crime to occur, instead of relying on individual knowledge and actions for crime prevention measures. By reducing opportunities for crime through this project, we hope to realize a society where everyone can live safely and securely, with no victims or perpetrators.
Survey details
Survey period: April 28 to May 1, 2023 Survey method: Internet survey using the panel of the research company INTAGE Target: Male and female aged 16 to 85 nationwide Sample size: 406 (194 men, 212 women) People) Survey data: Posted on the website (scheduled for June) Web link inserted *Please contact us if you would like to use or view the survey data before posting. https://forms.gle/kYAuR7Q2ge9g5fXg6 Comments from the business producer
[Image 9: https://prtimes.jp/i/121152/1/resize/d121152-1-c848fe475316a4226846-8.png&s3=121152-1-45226c60c329d1a4473f241c2badad4a-462×518.png] Takuya Nishi, Representative Director of Unium Co., Ltd. I became interested in this field when I went to see prisons and juvenile detention centers in my university’s law department. Many questions remained in my mind for a long time, such as the background of the crime and life after release. At work, I have been involved in creative support for various companies, but in 2021 I became interested in crime prevention after participating in a recidivism prevention project in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice, and launched this business. In the future, I would like to develop a new market called “crime prevention” by combining my awareness of issues and the power of design cultivated through my work.
Comments from a business advisor (criminology expert)
[Image 10: https://prtimes.jp/i/121152/1/resize/d121152-1-406ef610aa2f15d299bb-9.png&s3=121152-1-6d80d3f114fdccf368a9de9cbb40127f-1024×1143.png] Rissho University Professor / Doctor of Sociology Nobuo Komiya It was exactly 30 years ago that I encountered “criminal opportunity theory” at the University of Cambridge. At that time, I was enthusiastic about introducing the “criminal opportunity theory”, which had already become a global standard, to Japan, but I could not deny my lack of strength and could not prevent Japan from falling behind. However, the security situation in Japan continues to deteriorate. In the future, the disparity will widen in Japan to the same degree as in the West, and the more Japanese people’s attitudes become Westernized, the more the “criminal opportunity theory,” whose effectiveness has been confirmed in the West, will become necessary. I have great
expectations for this project that prepares for such a future. Profile: Professor at Rissho University. Doctor of Sociology. Graduated from Cambridge University Graduate School of Criminology. After working at the Ministry of Justice and the United Nations Institute for the Prevention of Crime in the Far East, he assumed his current position. Creator of the community safety map. Class 2 information processing engineer. He has served as chairman of the National Police Agency’s research group on safe and secure town planning. His representative work is “Crime prevention in the world through photographs: ruins, design, and community development” (Shogakukan). Appeared on TV such as NHK “Close-up Gendai” and Nippon Television “The best class in the world”, interviewed newspapers, and gave lectures all over the country. The homepage and YouTube are “Nobuo Komiya’s Room of Criminology”.
About the operating company
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comfortably and happily, we also strive to create things for a better society through brand design and communication design while facing social issues.
【Company Profile】
Company name: Yunium Co., Ltd.
Head office location: 6-23-4 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Kuwano Building 2F Representative Director: Takuya Nishi
Business: Brand design, website production, social business development HP: https://unium.jp/
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