Cracking cases: Government regulation requiring more forensic testing will drive growth

IBISWorld’s Forensic Technology 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.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry’s growth has been facilitated by the rapid technological change that has revolutionized every facet of forensic services
  • The scope of technological change in forensic analysis has driven demand for industry services
  • High incarceration rates will create demand for forensic services

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Forensic Technology Services industry, which provides a variety of forensic services used in criminal investigations, has returned to growth despite significant challenges posed by the recession. Because government agencies are traditionally the ultimate market for industry services, the contraction in budgets impeded spending on forensic services. In the coming years, industry growth is forecast to accelerate as spending at the federal, state, county and municipal levels increases on account of rising tax revenue due to improvements in the general economy...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Despite difficult economic conditions, revenue for the Forensic Technology Services industry has returned to growth. Industry operators provide a variety of forensic services used in criminal investigations, such as forensic biology (DNA testing), forensic toxicology (drug testing), controlled substance services, fingerprint testing and ballistics testing. Because the majority of forensic laboratories in the United States are publicly funded and demand for industry services is almost exclusively derived from government agencies, the contraction in government budgets reduced spending on forensic services during the recession, particularly at the state, county and municipal levels. Non..

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    Additional Insights for the Forensic Technology Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Forensic Technology Services Industry are

  • Accreditation from the ASCLD/LAB
  • Access to a highly skilled workforce
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Local and state government investment and Government consumption and investment in the Forensic Technology Services industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Forensic Technology Services Industry?

    Companies in this industry provide database forensics and testing services such as biometrics, fingerprinting and DNA testing. Other testing services include forensic biology, forensic toxicology immunoassay (drug testing), testing for controlled substances and ballistics testing using analytical instruments.

    Industry Products
    Forensic biology
    Controlled substances
    Latent prints
    Crime scene
    Trace evidence
    Industry Activities
    Database forensics services
    Biometric testing
    Fingerprint analysis
    Forensic DNA testing
    Forensic biology testing
    Forensic toxicology immunoassay (drug testing)
    Controlled substance testing
    Ballistics testing

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Local and state government investment
  • Government consumption and investment
  • Crime rate
  • Incarceration rate

  • Current Performance
    Recession hinders fundingTechnological advances spur demand Changing industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Government funding to riseReducing the backlogCrime rate decline begins to slowChanges in industry structure persist
  • Table: Forensic Technology Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Forensic Technology Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Public Administration

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Laboratory Supply Wholesaling
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Forensic biology
  • Controlled substances
  • Toxicology
  • Latent prints
  • Crime scene
  • Firearms
  • Other
  • Trace evidence
  • Chart: Forensic Technology Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • State governments
  • County governments
  • Federal government
  • Municipal governments
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Forensic Technology Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesOther expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Forensic Technology Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Forensic Technology Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    FBILaboratory Corporation of America Holdings
  • Table: FBI - financial performance
  • Table: Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Forensic Technology Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Forensic Technology Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2006-2020)
  • Industry Gross Product (2006-2020)
  • Establishments (2006-2020)
  • Businesses (2006-2020)
  • Employment (2006-2020)
  • Wages (2006-2020)
  • Local and state government investment (2006-2020)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Dna Sequencer
  • A scientific instrument used to automate the DNA sequencing process.
  • Electrophoresis System
  • Equipment used to process the separation of substances, especially proteins, and analyze molecular structure.
  • Forensic Biology
  • The application of biology to law enforcement, including various subdisciplines related DNA and protein analysis.
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • The application of chemistry to law enforcement to reveal what chemical changes occurred during an incident, and so help reconstruct the sequence of events.
  • Picogram
  • One trillionth of a gram.
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Laboratory equipment used to measure the intensity of light in a part of the spectrum, especially as transmitted or emitted by particular substances.
  • Thermocycler
  • Laboratory equipment used to amplify segments of DNA.
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