Crime Scene Cleanup Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Crime Scene Cleanup Services Market Research Report | Life Sciences | Environmental Science | Oct 2012

Deep cleaning: Firms must compete for a decreasing number of jobs as the crime rate declines

IBISWorld’s Crime Scene Cleanup Services market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 07-12
Annual Growth 12-17
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

A declining crime rate is causing industry revenue to fall, as participants compete among each other for a decreasing number of jobs. As a result, firms must compete on price, which is causing profit to contract. Luckily for industry operators, crime is going nowhere any time soon. Although revenue is forecast to continue contracting over the next five years, well-established and experienced operators are expected to gain market share as unsuccessful firms exit.... purchase to read more

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Crime scene cleanup, which is also known as biocleaning, involves cleaning dangerous material, typically resulting from death (e.g. murders, suicides or natural deaths). It can also involve cleaning chemically contaminated spaces, such as a methamphetamine labs or anthrax-exposure sites. Industry operators work to restore the space to its pre-incident state. This process includes, among others, removing and disposing of bodily fluids (e.g. blood and tissue), which the government identifies as a potential source of infection; odor remediation; and, if applicable, removing built-in structures like walls that have been contaminated. Crime scene cleaners typically arrive after first-emergency providers, including police, firefighters, paramedics and coroners... purchase to read more


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What is the Crime Scene Cleanup Services Industry?

This industry provides a variety of cleaning services at crime and trauma scenes, including cleanup of homicides, suicides and other incidents where blood and bodily fluids are present. Additionally, the industry cleans and decontaminates chemically contaminated sites, such as methamphetamine laboratories. Industry operators are hired by the property owner of the site of the crime scene, although an individual’s or business’ insurance policy typically covers services.

Industry Products
Suicide and homicide cleanupDecomposition and undiscovered death cleanupBlood cleanup
Industry Activities
Homicide cleanupSuicide cleanupUnattended death cleanupBlood cleanupDecontaminating illicit drug laboratoriesTear gas cleanup

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