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NCJ Number: 140217 Find in a Library
Title: Security Industry Trends: 1993 and Beyond
Journal: Security Management  Volume:36  Issue:12  Dated:(December 1992)  Pages:27-30,32,34-36
Author(s): W C Cunningham; J J Strauchs
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 8
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This analysis of security-industry trends for 1993 and beyond is based primarily on the latest updates of Hallcrest Systems' 1989-90 research on the status of private security as well as the authors' additional research and analysis from their own proprietary data base of security-industry market statistics and the mathematical models developed for the 1989-90 Hallcrest study.
Abstract: Information and data are presented on the growth of the security industry, the percentage market share of 1993 expenditure for various components of the security industry, operating costs, in-house security, reorganizations in proprietary security staff, employment, and security equipment sales. Overall, this study concludes that total private security employment will continue to increase over the decade; however, in 1993 proprietary security (security personnel directly hired by a business proprietor) will employ 22,000 fewer people than in 1990. Still, proprietary security employment constitutes one- third of all persons employed in the security industry. The private-security sector of the national economy continues to be one of the fastest growing sectors, as the industry ranks in the top 10 among service industries. Security-industry problems that persist are inadequate pre-employment screening and entry-level security training, a paucity of security standards, personnel turnover, questionable benefits from government regulation of security businesses, and false alarms. 5 exhibits
Main Term(s): Private police
Index Term(s): Costs; Private security officer training; Security systems; Trend analysis
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