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    Riot Control System Market Analysis | 2022-2028

    Riot Control System Market Analysis | 2022-2028
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    Market Insights

    The Riot Control System Market was estimated at US$ 11.7 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.7% during 2022-2028 to reach US$ ~15.9 billion in 2028.

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    What is a riot control system?

    A riot control system is a set of tools and tactics employed by law enforcement to manage civil unrest or riots. It includes non-lethal weapons like tear gas and rubber bullets, as well as crowd control devices such as water cannons and barriers. The primary aim is to disperse crowds, maintain public order, and prevent violence. These measures are subject to regulations to ensure proportionate responses and respect for human rights. Public opinion varies on its appropriateness, with debates arising over their impact on civil liberties and the potential for misuse.Top of Form

    Market Dynamics

    For several reasons, the riot control system market is dynamic and has high potential. The global economy's shifting geopolitical dynamics and an increase in violent crime, armed conflict, and terrorism, among other factors, are to blame for this. This demand increase results from numerous civil instability and conflict situations in these areas, including the Syrian civil war, sectarian strife in Lebanon, and political violence in Jerusalem. Military troops and law enforcement organizations must respond to such situations more quickly. As a result, it is anticipated that law enforcement organizations will purchase more riot control equipment in the upcoming years.

    Assistive devices and non-lethal weaponry are part of the riot control equipment that police officers utilize when a mob is out of control. The main element fueling the market's expansion is the rising hostility toward local governments in many nations. This hostility is resulting in more riots and violent incidents. The riot-controlling tools, however, have yet to receive the requisite safety rating. Developers are working hard to improve less-lethal weapons, including rubber bullets, pepper spray, low-velocity ammunition, and other less-lethal weapons, as well as vehicles for surveillance and assault reasons. This is the main driving force behind the expansion of the riot control equipment industry.

    However, it is predicted that during the forecast period, the expansion of the riot control equipment market in the area will be constrained by the policy changes made by the governments and regulatory organizations that resulted in a restriction on the use of many forms of less-lethal offensive equipment.

    Covid-19 Impact

    Although the COVID-19 pandemic hurt the economies of several nations, with a GDP fall of more than 3%, it did not affect the sales of riot control equipment in 2020. On the other hand, the area had many protests against the enactment of lockdowns and coronavirus restrictions, which led to the use of riot-control tools by law authorities to disperse the masses. Additionally, the Black Lives Matter Movement, a social uprising in the US against the overuse of force by the police, culminated in several marches and meetings that became violent, sometimes resulting in significant property damage.

    To successfully manage the crisis and avoid more loss of life or damage, authorities have restocked their riot control equipment, contributing to market development. During the projection period, developing sophisticated less-lethal weapons such as pepper sprays, dropping low-velocity bullets, and other less-lethal weapons may aid market expansion.

    Riot Control System Market Report Overview

    Market Size in 2028

    US$ ~15.9 billion

    Market Size in 2021

    US$ 11.7 billion

    Market Growth (2022-2028)

    5.7% CAGR

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    Trend Period


    Forecast Period



    Several investments/guidelines in the industry have been directed in recent years, which would boost the overall Market. Some of them are:

    • Combined Systems Inc., TASER Self-Defense (Axon Enterprise Inc.), Safariland LLC, AARDVARK, and Lamperd Less Lethal Inc. are the leading companies in the North American riot control equipment industry. Businesses are attempting to improve their distribution network through strategic alliances and partnerships.
    • Market players are funding the R&D of new technologies to be included in their future product portfolios. The innovative virtual sizing technology known as XpertFit, which offers a contactless self-measuring method of taking body measurements with a mobile phone, which the officers can use when ordering body armor and safety uniforms, was jointly introduced in December 2020 by Safariland and Flying Cross. During the projected period, players would be expected to increase due to the emphasis on the R&D of such technologies.

    Segments Analysis

    By Product Type

    The market is segmented into offensive and defensive weapons based on the product type. Offensive weapons are further segmented into direct contact weapons and directed energy weapons.

    By Technology Type

    The market is segmented into Electromagnetic & Sonic Weapons, Kinetic Impact Weapons, Chemical Agents, and Others.

    By End-User Type

    The market is segmented into law enforcement agencies and the military. Law enforcement agencies are further segmented into police forces, special forces, first responders, private security, and intelligence agency.

    Regional Analysis

    In terms of regions, North America is likely to maintain its supremacy in the riot control system market throughout the forecast period.  Due to the frequent and extensive riots in North America, the US is one of the countries that use riot control equipment the most. In the shape of the racial unrest associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, the year 2020 saw one of the biggest social revolutions in the nation's history. As a result, government organizations have increased their supplies of crowd-control tools, including tear gas and bullets with sponge tips, among others. The January 2021 capital riots also resulted in a significant deployment of law police and military troops, who utilized riot control tools to manage the mob.

    Additionally, the nation is working on several R&D initiatives to create improved non-lethal weaponry and other riot control tools. Examples include the decades-long testing of everything from long-range wireless taser bullets to sonic guns that can shut down a car engine from 150 feet away by the Joint Intermediate Force Capabilities Office (JIFCO), formerly the Joint Nonlethal Weapons Directorate, and several private arms companies. Research and development are now being done on several less-lethal weapon systems, including the variable kinetic system, carbon nanotube thermophones, pre-placed electric vehicle stoppers, and laser-induced plasma effect blasters.

    Concurrently, the riot control system market in the Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Since several nations in the region, including India, China, Australia, South Korea, and Australia, are now concentrating on producing less lethal weapons for military and law enforcement applications, such as border control, riot control, and de-escalating one-on-one conflicts, the Asia-Pacific market is predicted to grow at the highest growth rate.

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    Key Players

    There is stiff competition in the riot control system market. The growth of the companies is directly dependent on industry conditions and government support. These companies differentiate their riot control system based on their quality and penetration in the target and emerging markets. Also, some major mergers and acquisitions in the industry recently have significantly influenced the competitive dynamics. For example:

    • In February 2021, The SHIFT 360 Scalable Plate Rack System and the FAV are two new, highly adaptable armor systems introduced by Safariland, a trademark of The Safariland Group (Fast Attack Vest). According to the corporation, the new armor systems provide end customers additional versatility.
    • In February 2021, to promote riot control and other security solutions in the US, Lamperd Less Lethal Inc. established a new distribution arrangement with Valentis.

    The overall competitive landscape has been affected due to these mergers and acquisitions. The following are the major players in the riot control system market:

    • Armament Systems & Procedures Inc.
    • Dae-Kwang Chemical Co. Ltd.
    • Lamperd Less Lethal Inc.
    • The Safariland Group
    • Amtec Less Lethal Systems Inc
    • Eagle Industries, Inc.
    • Taser International, Inc.
    • Loadad Corporation
    • Raytheon Company
    • Combined Systems, Inc.
    • Nonlethal Technologies, Inc.
    • Condor Non-Lethal Technologies
    • BAE Systems, PLC.

    Research Methodology

    This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of a detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders, and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools. More than 1,000 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact books, press releases, journals, investor presentations, white papers, patents, and articles, have been leveraged to gather the data. We conducted more than 15 detailed primary interviews with the market players across the value chain in all four regions and industry experts to obtain both qualitative and quantitative insights.

    Report Features

    This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights into the market dynamics and will enable strategic decision-making for the existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market.

    What Deliverables Will You Get in this Report?

    Key questions this report answers

    Relevant contents in the report

    How big is the sales opportunity?

    In-depth Analysis of the Riot Control System Market

    How lucrative is the future?

    Market forecast and trend data and emerging trends

    Which regions offer the best sales opportunities?

    Global, regional, and country-level historical data and forecasts

    Which are the most attractive market segments?

    Market segment analysis and Forecast

    Which are the top players and their market positioning?

    Competitive landscape analysis, Market share analysis

    How complex is the business environment?

    Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, Life cycle analysis

    What are the factors affecting the market?

    Drivers & challenges

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    With this detailed report, Stratview Research offers one of the following free customization options to our respectable clients:

    Company Profiling

    • Detailed profiling of additional market players (up to three players)
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    • Benchmarking of key players on the following parameters: Product portfolio, geographical reach, regional presence, and strategic alliances

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    The riot control system market is estimated to grow at a healthy CAGR of 5.7% over the next five years.

    The riot control system market is likely to reach USD ~15.9 billion in 2028.

    The major players in the riot control system market are Armament Systems & Procedures Inc., Dae-Kwang Chemical Co. Ltd., Lamperd Less Lethal Inc., The Safariland Group, Amtec Less Lethal Systems Inc, Eagle Industries, Inc., Taser International, Inc., Loadad Corporation, Raytheon Company, Combined Systems, Inc., Nonlethal Technologies, Inc., Condor Non-Lethal Technologies, and BAE Systems, PLC.

    The riot control system market has been segmented into five regions: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South East and Africa, and South America.

    North America is likely to maintain its supremacy in the riot control system market throughout the forecast period.

    The riot control system market in the Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

    The market is studied from 2016-2028.


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