Latin America Non-lethal Weapons Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Latin America Non-lethal Weapons Market is segmented by Type (Area Denial, Ammunition, Explosives, Gases and Sprays, Directed Energy Weapons, and Electroshock Weapons), Use (Law Enforcement and Military), and Country.

Market Snapshot

Latin America Non-lethal Weapons Market_Overview
Study Period: 2018-2027
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: >3 %

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Market Overview

The Latin American non-lethal weapons market is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 3% during the forecast period.

  • The rise in civilian unrest and protests in the Latin American region has resulted in the governments taking precautions and arming the military and the police forces with non-lethal weapons to tackle such situations.
  • Technological advancements, in terms of non-lethal weapons, are expected to provide growth opportunities for the players in the region in the years to come.

Scope of the report

A non-lethal weapon is defined as a weapon that can cause pain/irritation to humans on contact either to skin or any of the human senses, without any permanent damage to any of the senses or functions of the human body. This study includes the analysis of various types of non-lethal weapons, such as rubber bullets, plastic bullets, bean bag rounds, gases and sprays, directed energy weapons, and teargas. The scope of the market is restricted to the development and procurement of non-lethal weapons in the Latin American region only.

Area Denial
Gases and Sprays
Directed Energy Weapons
Electroshock Weapons
Law Enforcement
Latin America
Rest of Latin America

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Key Market Trends

Law Enforcement Segment Held the Largest Share in 2019

restricted to the development and procurement of non-lethal weapons in the Latin American region only.

The law enforcement segment held the largest market share in 2019, and it is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. The last three years saw numerous riots in countries, like Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Chile, Peru, and Argentina, with the local economic crisis and political instability in the countries being the major reasons for the riots. In such situations, non-lethal weapons play an important role in riot control, as they can be used as a less dangerous alternative to firearms, in order to reduce the risk of harm to the public, or in situations where some degree of force is necessary but where the use of firearms would be disproportionate. Law enforcement agencies include special, local, state police, federal agencies, or drug enforcement administration that use non-lethal or less-lethal weapons to avoid injury to officers in close-contact situations. The use of non-lethal weapons by police forces is increasing in Latin American countries. Thus, the growing requirement for crowd control weapons is propelling the growth of the law enforcement segment of the market studied.

Latin America Non-lethal Weapons Market_Use

Brazil is Expected to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period

In 2019, Brazil occupied the largest share in the Latin American non-lethal weapons market. This demand can be attributed to the growing civilian unrest and riots in the country. There has been a surge in the prison riots in Brazil in recent years, claiming the lives of hundreds of people. A major reason behind the increasing prison riots is the lack of resources for the country’s overcrowded and underfunded prison system. The government is focusing on mitigating the threats pertaining to such situations in the future, which is expected to help the growth of non-lethal weapons in the country. In addition, urban violence and civilian protests are on the rise in the country. Non-lethal weapons, like tear gas, rubber bullets and batons, pepper spray, and tasers, are prioritized in police operations all across Brazil. Non-lethal technology companies have witnessed a revenue increase of almost 30% in Brazil, and the overall government policy toward the use of less harmful devices are anticipated to prompt more sales in the country. In addition, certain units of the Brazilian military are also gradually increasing the stock of non-lethal weapons, such as electro-shock taser guns. All these factors are expected to help the growth of the market in Brazil in the years to come.

Latin America Non-lethal Weapons Market_Country

Competitive Landscape

Some of the prominent players in the market are Condor Non-Lethal Technologies, Lamperd Less Lethal Inc., Rheinmetall AG, Axon (Taser International Inc.), and Genasys Inc. The global players, due to their brand value, may have easy penetration into the market and capture significant share, as there are limited players in the market. The growing demand for non-lethal weapons is providing huge growth opportunities for players in Latin America. Technological innovations, in terms of reduced collateral damage, while increasing the effectiveness of the products, in terms of crowd control, may help the players in the market during the forecast period.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 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 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Area Denial

      2. 5.1.2 Ammunition

      3. 5.1.3 Explosives

      4. 5.1.4 Gases and Sprays

      5. 5.1.5 Directed Energy Weapons

      6. 5.1.6 Electroshock Weapons

    2. 5.2 Use

      1. 5.2.1 Law Enforcement

      2. 5.2.2 Military

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Mexico

        3. Argentina

        4. Chile

        5. Rest of Latin America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Safariland LLC

      2. 6.1.2 Axon (Taser International Inc.)

      3. 6.1.3 Combined Systems Inc.

      4. 6.1.4 Condor Non-Lethal Technologies

      5. 6.1.5 Rheinmetall AG

      6. 6.1.6 Lamperd Less Lethal Inc.

      7. 6.1.7 Zarc International

      8. 6.1.8 Genasys Inc.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Latin America Non-lethal Weapons Market market is studied from 2018 - 2027.

The Latin America Non-lethal Weapons Market is growing at a CAGR of >3% over the next 5 years.

Lamperd Less Lethal Inc., Axon (Taser International Inc.), Genasys, Inc., Rheinmetall AG, Condor Non-Lethal Technologies are the major companies operating in Latin America Non-lethal Weapons Market.

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