There's a lot of nonsense about risk and complexity at the moment, notwithstanding the good work by a few people.
Let's remember that at the heart of things there are people, experts, stakeholders, employees and communities. Everybody shares a little bit of information about what has happened, what will happen, what we need to watch out for, and for any given situation, what we need is a multi-level open discussion with everybody involved. The conversation needs to be a structured, balanced, collaborative conversation and, apart from good manners and common sense, if there are tools out there that can help manage these conversations and remember what was last talked about and how things turned out, then we've just about cracked it. If companies, organisations and communities are hierarchical and dictatorial and don't encourage conversations, then sure, use statistics, but it misses the point and wastes a phenomenal resource - the people who share the emerging story. For sure, if I'm going to be tried for a crime then please let it be a fair an unbiased jury and not a statistician controlled by a dictator.
The main way to understand and mitigate risk is to get busy listening. It's not rocket science and like good health is free to all that choose it.