Crime Free Multi-Housing

The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is designed to keep illegal activity away from residential multi-family sites. The program increases quality of life and residents' sense of security. The volunteer-based program provides certification for multi-family properties of all sizes.

The crime free multi-housing concept began in Mesa, Arizona in July 1992 and is used across the United States and Canada.


  • A stable, more satisfied resident base.
  • Increased demand for rental units with the crime free reputation.
  • Increased property values.
  • Lower maintenance and repair costs.
  • Improved personal safety for residents, owners and property managers.


Certification is obtained in three phases:

Phase One:

  • Training seminar conducted by VicPD.
  • Addresses topics such as:
    • understanding crime prevention,
    • the application process,
    • community rules/leases,
    • active property management, and
    • dealing with non-compliance.

Phase Two:

  • CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) inspection to assess the physical security and general appearance of your property.

Phase Three:

  • The Victoria Police Department will conduct a session for residents of your property. It is necessary to conduct one meeting a year to maintain certification. Information provided will include:
    • general safety principles,
    • crime prevention,
    • residents' role in the program, and
    • Block Watch.

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