Riot Control Equipment Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

The Riot Control Equipment Market is segmented by Product Type (Personal Protective Equipment and Offensive Equipment), End User (Law Enforcement and Special Forces), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

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Riot Control Equipment Market

The riot control equipment market is anticipated to register a CAGR of above 4% during the forecast period.

  • The increasing dissatisfaction against the local governments in countries, like Nigeria, South Africa, France, Haiti, Malaysia, and Sudan, is leading to increase in major violence and riots, which is generating the demand for riot control equipment market.
  • The development of advanced less-lethal weapons, along with unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance and offensive purposes, like dropping low-velocity ammunition, pepper sprays, and other less lethal weapons, may help the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

The riot control equipment market includes all the equipment used by police, military, or other security forces to disperse, control, and arrest people, involved in a riot, protest, or demonstration. The market is segmented into personal protective equipment and offensive equipment. The other offensive equipment segment includes riot control vehicles and riot control UAVs.


Product Type
Personal Protective Equipment
Gas Masks
Offensive Equipment
Area Denial
Rubber Bullets
Wax Bullets
Plastic Bullets
Bean Bag Rounds
Sponge Grenade
Flash Bang Grenades
Sting Grenades
Gases and Sprays
Water Canons
Scent-based Weapons
Tear Gas
Pepper Spray
Directed Energy Weapons
Electroshock Weapons
Other Offensive Equipment
End User
Law Enforcement
Special Forces
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

The Offensive Equipment Segment is Expected to Experience the Highest Growth During the Forecast Period

The offensive equipment segment is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Armed forces have been deployed in situations that required great restraint. Therefore, there is a need to apply force while limiting casualties, which emphasizes on the need for advanced riot control equipment. Future weapons may rely on technology and strategy. Some of the riot control equipment that is currently under development are optical distractors, active denial technology, lasers and laser-induced plasmas, and focused acoustics. Laser-induced plasma channel (LIPC), an electroshock weapon, uses lasers, which when fired into the atmosphere causes blooming of the gases to ionize into plasma, forming a channel for electricity. Such advanced offensive riot control equipment are expected to support the growth of this segment during the forecast period.


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Europe is Expected to Experience the Highest Growth During the Forecast Period

The European region is anticipated to have the highest growth during the forecast period. Several countries in Europe, like France, the United Kingdom, Greece, Romania, and Belgium, among others, are involved in riots and demonstrations, due to dissatisfaction on government. Recently, in August 2018, 50,000 to 80,000 people gathered, including many Romanian expatriates to protest against the graft at Bucharest. The protesters tried to break through the police cordon, and officers in riot gear responded with tear gas, pepper spray, and water cannon to control the crowd. Such increasing instances in this region are fuelling the procurement and deployment of riot control equipment.


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Competitive Landscape

The riot control equipment market is highly fragmented, with many players who supply different types of products, like protective gear and offensive equipment, like non-lethal equipment. Some of the few prominent players in the riot control equipment market are Condor Non-lethal Technologies, The Safariland Group, LRAD Corp., Blackhawk, and Combined Systems Inc. Development of new protective equipment, like shields, vests, and helmet with new materials that are lighter in weight with better strength may help the players gain market share. Moreover, the consolidation of the market, due to mergers and acquisitions of the market players, is expected to intensify the market competition.

Major Players

  1. Condor Non-lethal Technologies
  2. The Safariland Group
  3. LRAD Corp.
  4. Blackhawk
  5. Combined Systems Inc.

* Complete list of players covered available in the table of contents below

riot control equipment market

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Personal Protective Equipment

        1. Vests

        2. Helmets

        3. Gas Masks

        4. Shields

      2. 5.1.2 Offensive Equipment

        1. Area Denial

          1. Anti-vehicle

          2. Anti-personnel

        2. Ammunition

          1. Rubber Bullets

          2. Wax Bullets

          3. Plastic Bullets

          4. Bean Bag Rounds

          5. Sponge Grenade

        3. Explosives

          1. Flash Bang Grenades

          2. Sting Grenades

        4. Gases and Sprays

          1. Water Canons

          2. Scent-based Weapons

          3. Tear Gas

          4. Pepper Spray

        5. Directed Energy Weapons

        6. Electroshock Weapons

        7. Other Offensive Equipment

    2. 5.2 End User

      1. 5.2.1 Law Enforcement

      2. 5.2.2 Special Forces

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. France

        3. Germany

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Mexico

        3. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. South Africa

        4. Qatar

        5. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Combined Systems Inc.

      2. 6.2.2 Desert Wolf

      3. 6.2.3 Axon Enterprise Inc.

      4. 6.2.4 AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems Inc.

      5. 6.2.5 LRAD Corp.

      6. 6.2.6 The Safariland Group

      7. 6.2.7 NonLethal Technologies Inc.

      8. 6.2.8 Condor Non-lethal Technologies

      9. 6.2.9 Blackhawk

      10. 6.2.10 Etienne Lacroix Group

      11. 6.2.11 Lamperd Inc.

      12. 6.2.12 Security Devices International Inc.*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

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