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Updated stats in CAP Index database provide more accurate picture of risk

By Canadian Security   

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CAP Index has introduced the latest Canadian version of its CRIMECAST database.

This is especially of interest in Ontario, where the recent passage of Bill 168 has mandated employers to conduct risk assessments for workplace violence. CAP’s updated Canadian database utilizes new geographies that were delineated as a result of boundary changes implemented within the most recent Census. These changes can impact how a location’s overall risk is calculated.

“CRIMECAST data is frequently updated so that clients can confidently evaluate their safety and security requirements,” said Jon D. Groussman, President and Chief Operating Officer of CAP Index. “In addition to helping meet Bill 168’s conditions, CAP data also helps organizations efficiently allocate budgets, accurately predict losses and implement strategies and policies that will reduce further crime incidents.”

New in the 2010 release of Canadian CRIMECAST data is the CAPpremium report, in addition to the original CAPbasic. The CAPpremium report provides two crime risk maps (standard and expansive), but also includes a Proximity Analysis (which provides a summary of points of interest within a user-defined radius), new interactive mapping functions and the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.

These new reports are the core of CAP Index’s growing portfolio of crime risk management and loss prevention analytics services for organizations throughout Canada.

“CAP Index is an important part of our risk modeling process. CRIMECAST data provides an element of objectivity to our site security risk assessment process and increases the credibility and legal defensibility of the resulting risk assessments,” said Dave Devine, Global Investigations Manager at NCR Corp.

CAP Index’s CRIMECAST products are derived from an evaluation system designed to identify the risk of personal and property crimes at a specific location. The data assists clients in ranking and comparing multiple locations, site selection, security resource allocation, litigation and underwriting.

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