CAP Index Scoring Methodologies – Getting Technical

CAP Scores for a specific business application are generated using one of our four scoring methodologies. These scoring methodologies account for the fact that perpetrators often travel varying distances to commit crimes (the “journey to crime”) depending on the target. The scoring methodologies also consider the nature and attractiveness of different types of targets for different types of crimes.

Each of the CAP Index® scoring methodologies designate a progressively larger “sphere of influence” that is used to assess the risk of crime. Each sphere is defined by a maximum geographic radius or a population threshold. Here is an overview of each scoring methodology: 

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Common Uses for Each Scoring Methodology 

The table below provides common uses for each CAP Index Scoring Methodology.  However, every organization is unique. Therefore, while this list suggests typical uses of each scoring methodology, that does not mean a given methodology necessarily offers the best fit for your organization.

Which Scoring Methodology is Right for You?

It may be beneficial to compare multiple scoring methodologies to identify the optimal approach for assessing crime risk at each of your locations. You may select any two scoring methodologies when ordering a CRIMECAST® Premium Report. The team at CAP Index is available to discuss the various options and tools best suited for your organization. We can also provide a complimentary validation analysis of your incident data to illustrate the relationship between crime and loss at your locations. 

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What Clients Say

CAP Reports are critical to my risk assessments. They have enabled us to take a more surgical approach to investing in our stores that need it the most.

Brad Reeves
Senior Manager of Asset Protection
Five Below, Inc.

CAP Index is the first tool I turn to when time is of the essence. I can always depend on CAP Index to provide me qualified crime information within a very few minutes that I feel comfortable reviewing with the C-Suite.

Stephen A. Brown, CPP
Director, Corporate Security / Facility Security Officer
Burns & McDonnell

CAP Index data is a vital part of our security decision-making process.

Keith McGlen, CPP, CHPA
Associate Vice President
System Security Services
Memorial Hermann Health System

CRIMECAST® Reports have helped our organization for many years to proactively assess the particular risk for crime surrounding our facilities. The CAP Index® CRIMECSAST Platform is an easy-to-use online service that provides us with the flexibility to share and decentralize crime risk data within our North America business units.

Carlos J. Cortez,
Manager, Global Security Programs,
Kraft Foods, Inc. / Mondelez International

Our property selectors are not discouraged from a site just because it receives a high score. What we do is issue every store – all of them – a security classification. The classification determines how we allocate our security resources to that store.

Claude Verville,

CAP Index's online platform, CRIMECAST, is great. It is easy to use and quick!

Ken Wieczorek,
Bank of America

In industries where there is high public contact and a customer is coming to our location (such as retail), why would you leave it to chance when planning security when there is an easy, affordable tool? When investing a million dollars on a location, what is this small charge compared to what it may cost you when you get sued?

Jay Beighley,
Nationwide Insurance

CAP Index assessments are a must for anyone engaged in asset protection. The new website is much improved and as important, easy to navigate.

Bruce List,
The Williams Companies

We have been using CAP Index for a few years and include it in our security vulnerability assessments. Highly recommend it.

Dan Yaross
Director, Protective Services
Nationwide Children's Hospital