The global riot control system market is estimated to grow from an USD 9.05 billion in 2016 to USD 11.78 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 5.4% between 2016 and 2021.
The market for riot control system is driven by critical factors, such as increasing political disputes and civil unrest, militarization of law enforcement agencies, stringent environmental and governmental regulations, and declining defense budgets of developed economies.
The key end users for riot control systems are military and law enforcement agencies. The law enforcement segment, by end user, is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Riot control systems are used to discourage, delay or prevent hostile actions, and limit escalations, among others.
The North American region dominated the global riot control system market in 2015. It is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period. The U.S. is considered the largest developer, operator, and exporter of riot control systems, globally, thereby resulting in the larger share of North America in the global riot control system market. The main application of less lethal weapons is for riot control; to avoid post-conflict costs of reconstructions, temporarily disable equipment, facilities and personnel, and support commanders in contingency operations.