Is the private security industry dropping the ball?

The prevention of the following types of crimes mostly fall under indivuals taking precautions to minimise risk. Dont get me wrong, I am not giving the police a free pass. It remains the responsiblity of the police to put criminal’s behind bars.

Burglary at non-residential premises.

Reported cases: 71 131

Burglary at residential premises.

Reported cases: 227 727

Theft out of motor vehicles.

Reported cases: 129 088

Shop-lifting. Theft not reported elesewhere.

Reported cases: 302 353

Robbery at residential premises.

Reported cases: 22 255

Roberry at non-residential premises.

Reported cases: 19 987

Commercial crime.

Reported cases: 73 261

This adds-up to 845 802 incidents. Is the private security industry sleeping at the wheel or are individuals and businesses not using or in-adequately using the services this massive industry provides?

There are three factor contributing to the in adequate response to reducing the above crime stats by the private security industry.

  • One of the contributing factors comes from business employing untrained and unregistered security officers.
  • Clients not wanting to pay proper rates for services rendered there-by utilising sub-par services to provide their security.
  • Clients and employers failing to understand that observation and monitoring is an important skill that must be invested in. The what and how to monitor is not always properly taught.

March 27, 2019 11:14 am