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 is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
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

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Crime Scene Cleanup Services industry provides an essential service. While police and coroners provide much-needed services at chemically or biologically contaminated crime scenes (e.g. investigative work and removing dead bodies), the responsibility of cleaning a crime scene falls on the property owner or the victim's family. Industry firms clean contaminated crime scenes and, in the process, often spare families the responsibility doing it themselves.

Because cleaning up biologically or chemically contaminated crime scenes requires specialized knowledge of cleaning and handling hazardous materials, firms in the industry charge a premium for their services. However, what was once an underserved market is now saturated with firms vying for a limited number of jobs... 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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