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Security services industry in the U.S. - statistics & facts

The security services industry consists of companies who provide private security guards and patrol vehicles, as well as additional ancillary services such as alarm systems, cyber security, background screening, investigation, risk analysis, and security consultancy services.

The global security services industry was worth 132 billion U.S. dollars in 2020, suffering minor losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. Asia held the largest share of this market, accounting for approximately 28 percent of the total, followed by Europe, and then North America. The revenue of the security services industry generated 46 billion U.S. dollars in the United States in 2020. In that same year, around 810,000 security guards were employed by the industry in the United States.

The three largest companies in the U.S. outsourced security services market are G4S, Securitas and Allied Universal Security Services, with a combined revenue exceeding 17 billion U.S. dollars reported in 2020. This was over half of the 28 billion U.S. dollars revenue reported in the U.S. outsourced security services market for that year.

As internet use increases, cybercrime has become one of the fastest growing security threats worldwide. Data breaches, for instance, have become some sort of new normal in the digital realm. As a result, companies and individuals look to protect themselves and their devices. Spending in the cybersecurity industry has grown steadily in recent years, reaching approximately 41 billion U.S. dollars in 2019.

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