August 4, 2019
30+ Facts and Statistics about the Security Guard Industry More and more industries are examining their security practices in an effort to protect their employees, deter cyber and physical crime,...
More and more industries are examining their security practices in an effort to protect their employees, deter cyber and physical crime, and ensure safe environments for visitors or customers. And more than ever, security officers are becoming an integral part of those plans. Research conducted by The Guardian indicates that the contract security industry employs approximately 20 million private security workers across the globe. Private security officers now outnumber public police officers in more than 40 countries, including the United States, which had 800,000 police officers and 1.1 million private security officers in 2017.
Here’s a closer look at the numbers, and some of the reasons behind the growth.
|Where Do Security Guards Work?
● 71,000 new security officer positions will be created between 2016 and 2026 — this is a 6% growth rate.1
● 24% of the global security officer workforce is in the United States. The largest share, 26%, is in Europe.2
● The largest concentration of security officers, more than 680,000, work in investigation and security services in multiple industries.3
● Elementary and secondary schools in the United States employ 31,800 security officers.3
● Hospitals employ 38,820 guards.3
● Arts, entertainment and sporting events employ nearly 20,000 security officers.3
On-site security officers can be a deterrent to crime . When used effectively as an extension of your operational team, security officers can be key in implementing and carrying out effective, integrated security solutions at any level. And because we work with each client to determine the best protocol and training for each workplace or site, our security measures are always the most appropriate and cost effective solutions possible.
For more information on how we do business, download our free eBook, “ECAMSECURE &GardaWorld: Partnering to Offer Integrated Security Solutions .” Or contact us to discuss your project and security needs.