North America Non-lethal Weapons Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

The North America Non-lethal Weapons Market is segmented by Type (Area Denial (Anti-Vehicle and Anti-Personnel), Ammunition (Rubber Bullets, Wax Bullets, Plastic Bullets, Bean bag Rounds, and Sponge Grenades), Explosives (Flash Bang Grenades and Sting Grenades), Gases and Sprays (Water Canons, Scent-based Weapons, Teargas, and Pepper Spray), Directed Energy Weapons, and Electro Shock Weapons), Use (Law Enforcement and Military), and Country.

Market Snapshot

North America Non-lethal Weapons Market summary
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Fastest Growing Market:

United States

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United States

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Market Overview

The North American non-lethal weapons market is estimated to register a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period, 2019 - 2024.

  • The rising armed violence within the North American region has resulted in the United States government taking precautions and arming the military and the police forces with non-lethal weapons.
  • Various investments are being made by the Department of Defense (DoD) in the non-lethal weapons program, which may boost the growth of the market for non-lethal weapons in North America in the coming years. 
  • Some of the conceptual stage weapons, which are being developed in North America are radio-frequency vehicle stopper, radio-frequency vessel stopper, and active denial technology. With the development of such weapons and the increasing adoption by law enforcement agencies may propel the growth of the non-lethal weapons market in North America in the next few years.

Scope of the Report

The non-lethal weapon is defined as all weapons that can cause pain/irritation to humans on contact either to skin or any of the human senses, without any permanent damage to any of the senses or bodily functions of the human. This report study also includes analysis on various types of non-lethal weapons such as rubber bullets, plastic bullets, bean bag rounds, gases and sprays, directed energy weapons, teargas, etc.

Area Denial
Anti -vehicle
Rubber Bullets
Wax Bullets
Plastic Bullets
Bean Bag Rounds
Sponge Grenade
Flash Bang Grenades
Sting Grenades
Gases and Sprays
Water Canons
Scent-based Weapons
Pepper Sprays
Directed Energy Weapons
Electro Shock Weapons
Law Enforcement
United States
Rest of North America

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Key Market Trends

The Ammunition Segment is Expected to Register the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period

Currently, the ammunition segment has the highest share out of all the segments. Technology advancements may lead to an increase in the demand for non-lethal weapons, such as rubber bullets, bean bag rounds, and smoke munitions, globally. Non-lethal weapons, such as rubber bullets and tear gas, have become common tools for the police forces to control civilian protests. Moreover, the growing number of armed violence has led to the rise in the usage of rubber bullets by law enforcement for crowd control. The various ongoing advancements are expected to boost the growth of this segment. Thus, the segment is expected to register a high CAGR.

North America Non-lethal Weapons Market segmentation

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The United States is Expected to Experience the Highest Growth

In the North American non-lethal weapons market, as of December 2018, the United States generated the highest revenue. The United States is witnessing a growth in the number of violence-related incidents, and this has led to an increase in the demand for non-lethal weapons by the law enforcement agencies, in order to control the situation. Moreover, growing issues regarding personal safety may also lead to the growth of the non-lethal weapons market in the United States. Additionally, the US Department of Defense is now focusing on developing non-lethal weapons with the intent to minimize the probability of fatalities, as well as permanent injuries. The US army has recently acquired the new batch of Pepperball VKS launchers, which are actually supercharged paintball guns fitted on an M4 Carbine rifle. The actual ingredient for the VKS launcher ammunition is made out of chili, which burst upon impact, as well as leads to burning the eyes, nose, and mouth. Thus, various upcoming developments in the United States are expected to lead to a positive impact on the growth of the market studied.

North America Non-lethal Weapons Market - Geography

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Competitive Landscape

Various players, such as Lamperd Less Lethal Inc., United Tactical Systems (Pepperball Technologies), LRAD Corp., Taser International (Axon), and The Safariland Group, are expected to occupy significant market share during the forecast period. Various initiatives and product innovations are done by the companies, which has led these companies to strengthen their presence in the market studied. For instance, earlier, in June 2017, SDI entered into a multi-year agreement to supply Safariland with its patented collapsible head blunt impact projectiles (BIPs) and collapsible head payload projectiles, including OC (pepper spray), CS (tear gas), ML (marking liquid), MP (marking powder), MO (malodorant), IN (inert powder), and DNA (plant-based DNA forensic marking rounds).

Major Players

  1. Lamperd Less Lethal Inc.
  2. LRAD Corp.
  3. The Safariland Group
  4. Taser International (Axon)
  5. United Tactical Systems (Pepperball Technologies)

* Complete list of players covered available in the table of contents below

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Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Area Denial

        1. Anti -vehicle

        2. Anti-personnel

      2. 5.1.2 Ammunition

        1. Rubber Bullets

        2. Wax Bullets

        3. Plastic Bullets

        4. Bean Bag Rounds

        5. Sponge Grenade

      3. 5.1.3 Explosives

        1. Flash Bang Grenades

        2. Sting Grenades

      4. 5.1.4 Gases and Sprays

        1. Water Canons

        2. Scent-based Weapons

        3. Teargas

        4. Pepper Sprays

      5. 5.1.5 Directed Energy Weapons

      6. 5.1.6 Electro Shock Weapons

    2. 5.2 Use

      1. 5.2.1 Law Enforcement

      2. 5.2.2 Military

    3. 5.3 Country

      1. 5.3.1 United States

      2. 5.3.2 Canada

      3. 5.3.3 Mexico

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of North America


    1. 6.1 Market Share Analysis

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Lamperd Less Lethal Inc

      2. 6.2.2 Combined Systems Inc.

      3. 6.2.3 LRAD Corp.

      4. 6.2.4 NonLethal Technologies Inc.

      5. 6.2.5 United Tactical Systems (Pepperball Technologies)

      6. 6.2.6 Bruzer Less Lethal International

      7. 6.2.7 ALS Less Lethal

      8. 6.2.8 Taser International Manufacturing Company

      9. 6.2.9 Condor Non-lethal Technologies

      10. 6.2.10 The Safariland Group

      11. 6.2.11 Mace Security International Inc.


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