Private Security a $35 Billion Per Year Business


Private security is big business. The industry is booming here and globally according to a story that appeared online last week. Referencing government data and industry sources, the article reviews different market segments, notes growth areas, and cites urban violence as a reason for the increase.

You might expect such information in an industry trade publication, but the post actually appeared on, a tech and science website authored by a self-described “futurist.”

Unusual? It had us wondering too. Nonetheless, it’s a useful snapshot of the current security landscape that also includes some interesting reader comments.

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