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COVID-19 & Crime Issue #7 – How did COVID-19 & the George Floyd Protests Impact Crime in Major Cities Across the Country?
7/29/2020
In the past few weeks, there have been reports in the media of violent crime increases across the country, especially shootings, as COVID-19 dynamics continue to evolve. As part of our series on COVID-19 & Crime, the analytics team at CAP Index investigated these reports by gathering crime counts this year and last year from police departments in 11 cities across the United States. CAP Index will continue to monitor these trends in the months ahead. Please note that the numbers here are subject to any biases in police reporting. Those biases might be magnified by COVID-19. TRENDS FOR CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS The charts below reflect trends for Crimes Against Persons in the Eastern, Western, and Central Cities. Looking at the Eastern Cities, we see that New York City shows a dramatic pattern in terms of the impact of COVID-19 on violent crime. Crime counts are significantly higher in January and February of this year, drop to the same level in the transitional month of March, and t...
Crime Trends in the Context of COVID-19 – Use of Risk Data in Threat Assessment
7/14/2020
Watch CAP Index’s VP of Consulting and Analytics, Basia Pietrawska, as she leads a panel discussio...
A Conversation with CAP – Episode #2: Unemployment & Crime
7/1/2020
In episode #2 of "A Conversation with CAP," we address the impact of unemployment on crime. It cert...
A Conversation with CAP – Episode #1: COVID-19 & Crime
6/12/2020
Featuring: Walter Palmer, EVP of CAP Index Adrian Beck, Professor Emeritus...
COVID-19 & Crime Issue #6: Crime Trends for Baltimore, Fort Worth, and Phoenix
5/29/2020
The Analytics team at CAP Index continues to monitor how COVID-19 is impacting crime trends across t...
COVID-19 & Crime Issue #5: Crime Trends for Atlanta, Austin, Philadelphia, and San Francisco
5/21/2020
The Analytics team at CAP Index continues to monitor how COVID-19 is impacting crime trends across t...
COVID-19 & Crime Issue #4: Crime Trends for Select US Cities
5/13/2020
The Analytics team at CAP Index continues to monitor how COVID-19 is impacting crime trends across t...
2020 Database Updates Are Now Live
4/24/2020
We are pleased to announce the release of the updated CAP Index Scoring System for 2020. Our new dat...
Download the 2020 Validation Study
4/22/2020
The 2020 US Validation Study is now available for download. This study analyzes over 3.8 million add...
COVID-19 Mapping Layers Available in CRIMECAST
4/21/2020
The COVID-19 crisis has impacted every aspect of daily business operations. In an effort to help our...
COVID-19 & Crime Issue #3: Restaurant Crime in Los Angeles & Chicago
4/15/2020
In our third issue of COVID-19 & Crime, we examine restaurant crime reported in Los Angeles and ...
COVID-19 & Crime Issue #2: Los Angeles Crime & The Routine Activities Theory
4/7/2020
In issue #2 of our COVID-19 & Crime series, we examined retail crime reported in the Los Angeles...