Terrorism Risk Scorecard

After the capture and killing of Osama Bin Laden last week, the odds of a retaliatory attack on the US or its allies is extremely high.

The following chart may help you assess your degree of risk so that you can pinpoint where that risk is coming from so that you can make changes and preparations that could help keep you safe.

Add points from all applicable lines and total score:

Live in:

Northeast US (9)

West or South US (5)

North Central US (3)

Other US area (2)

Other coalition nation (6)

Other nation (2)

Live in/on:

Large city (10)

Small city (3)

Town/country (1)

Downtown/financial district (6)

Shopping district (5)

Important city street (6)

Seaport/military base (10)

Work in/on

Large city (10)

Small city (3)

Town/country (1)

Downtown/financial district (6)

Shopping district (5)

Important city street (6)

Transport system (9)

Seaport/military base (10)

Military stationed overseas (75)

 Live in/on:

Luxury building (5)

Tall building (4)

Landmark building (5)

Building with underground garage (7)

Military base (4)

Work in/at:

Government building (10)

Infrastructure site (10)

Transport system (10)

Landmark site (10)

Tall building (7)

Office building (4)

Large factory (5)

Small factory (2)

Large store/shopping mall (10)

Small store (3)

Restaurant/bar/hotel (7)

Bank/brokerage (7)

Seaport/military base (9)

Work for/in:

Government (10)

Transportation (10)

Name company (8)

Infrastructure (9)

Vital industry (e.g., oil) (8)

Retailing/food/hotel (8)

Bank/brokerage (6)

Police/fire/security (20)

Emergency services (15)

Military (50)

Education/health (2)

Work as:
Senior executive (10)

Middle manager (5)

Office/factory worker (3)

Mail Handler (15)

Transport worker (15)

Banker/retailer (10)

Food/hotel service (6)

Police/fire/security (20)

Emergency services (15)

Active duty military (50)

Other high profile job (7)

Commute/Travel:

Drive to work (1)

Mass-transit

commuter (6)

Use major bridge/tunnel (6)

Frequent flyer (7)

Travel abroad (10)

Hotel stays – domestic

(1 per stay per yr)

Hotel stays – abroad

(2 per stay per yr)

Leisure activities:

Regularly shops in large

stores/malls (5)

Heavy shopper (5)

Moderate shopper (2)

Dine out often (3)

Regular moviegoer (3)

Attend sporting events

(1 per event per yr)

Attend other public events

(1 per event per yr)

Visit historic sites

(1 per visit per yr)

 Time

Work 9-to-5 (7)

Work off-hours (3)

Large-city commute

Rush hour (20)

Non-rush hour (10)

Other commute

Rush hour (5)

Non-rush hour (2)

In relation to prior

terrorist attacks:

Work in vicinity (10)

Live in vicinity (10)

Visit attacked cities (5)

Work in same job

category (8)

Total score: ________

Risk of Terrorist Attack

Low risk:  Below 75

Moderate risk:  75-175

High risk:  Above 175

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Terrorism Risk Scorecard

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