This paper presents fieldwork results of a PhD study. The study on “Homeowners’ Responses to crimes of burglary and home robberies in Dar es Salaam” uses case study strategy and applies qualitative methods to capture data on homeowners’ responses to crimes in planned areas. The study is multiple cases one and Dar es Salaam is the study region. The study employs qualitative methods (in-depth face to face interviews) to capture information on the responses by homeowners whether tenants or owner-occupiers. The three sub cases were selected purposefully and studied as they differ historically and locationally in relation with the City Centre. They also differ in that; the homeowners are different in terms of income and ownership of the houses. The results from fieldwork show that, in the two cases that are far off from the city centre, the responses to crimes of burglary appeared to be similar. In both areas, homeowners build wall fences around the houses and use of metal barricades on windows and doors, thereby cutting off completely the views from the streets. In addition, they install barbed wire, electric wire or broken glass on top of the wall fences to forestall climbing. For the housing that is near to the city centre, the responses include closing of alleys between plots by connecting adjacent buildings or homes using walls and creating courtyards behind the homes but allowing verandahs, doors and windows to open into the streets and pedestrian routes