Developed by CAP Index’s team of criminologists over decades of sophisticated research, the CAP Index Scoring System® is a process used to generate CAP Scores. These scores provide a relative measure of the likelihood that crime and loss will occur at a given address within the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
The CAP Index Scoring System sets the foundation for CAP Index’s entire suite of solutions and is updated annually to reflect evolving risks.
Leveraging Objective Data
The CAP Index Scoring System incorporates data sets that include over 100 demographic socio-economic factors. Our model integrates information on predictors of behavior, police reports, and client loss incidents:
An Analytical Approach to Help You Predict the Risk of Crime
The CAP Index Scoring System uses sophisticated forecasting techniques that combine demographic and business statistics with crime and loss data to calculate crime risk. We base our forecasting approach on “Social Disorganization Theory,” which asserts that higher degrees of social problems in a neighborhood tend to correlate with higher levels of crime in that location.
CAP Index scores are:
The CAP Index Scoring System provides four methodologies to score a specific address. These Scoring Methodologies were developed to address the fact that perpetrators of crime may travel to different types of business locations in order to commit crimes. The Scoring Methodologies reflect this “journey to crime” and how this journey may affect the risk of crime within the surrounding geographic areas. This variable approach ensures the CAP Index Scoring System is tailored to each industry and organization.
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.
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. CAP Index® is an easy-to-use online service that allows the flexibility to share and decentralize within our North America business.
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.
CAP Index's online platform, CRIMECAST, is great. It is easy to use and quick!
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?
CAP Index assessments are a must for anyone engaged in asset protection. The new website is much improved and as important, easy to navigate.
The Williams Companies
We have been using CAP Index for a few years and include it in our security vulnerability assessments. Highly recommend it.
Director, Protective Services
Nationwide Children's Hospital