Rising Violent Crime Rates in the U.S. Highlight the Value of Deterrence and De-escalation Tactics, says Spear Security Inc.
The Denver-based security company comments on a recent FBI report that stressors possibly created by the pandemic may be increasing the value of hiring standing security.
DENVER, Oct. 23, 2021
DENVER, Oct. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A September 27 article published by the FBI reports on U.S. crime trends in 2020, including an overall increase in violent crime. Among the featured points, aggravated assault increased 12.1% while the rate of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter offenses increased by 29.4%, one of the largest single-year leaps in history. Property crime, however, decreased by 8.1%. Denver-based Spear Security Inc. says that, while the FBI doesn't comment on the reasons for these trends in its report, the ongoing pandemic and resulting economic distress and emotional stress seem to be the driving factors, at least superficially.
Spear Security says that if pandemic-related factors are indeed to blame, then it's reasonable to assume that this uptick in violent crime may continue through 2021 and into 2022. That said, the company notes that this doesn't mean that companies and property owners should be sounding alarm bells and preparing for a tide of bad actors at their doors. Violent crime is still relatively rare in the United States — with only about 388 violent offenses committed per 100,000 people — and as the FBI report notes, property crime actually decreased last year, continuing a long-term trend.
The Denver-based security company says that instead of hitting the panic button, companies and property owners can take the time to address their business and residential security needs. Spear Security notes that more often than not, bad actors of any kind try to avoid confrontation with authority figures. By posting a handful of security guards on a property, the chances of any kind of trouble usually plummet.
Spear Security says this policy of deterrence is highly effective, but unfortunately, there are instances where more involved strategies have to be used. In these cases, de-escalation tactics are almost always the go-to play, the company notes, with highly trained security guards attempting to regain control of a situation through reason — and the calm but firm promise of worsening consequences for perpetrators should they continue to cause any kind of disturbance. Spear Security says negotiating efforts very rarely fail, as it's usually clearly in the would-be perpetrator's best interests to comply, but it does happen. When it does, this is when it truly pays to have an exceptionally well-trained and disciplined security service at hand.
The security company says a quality security service will try to ensure the wellbeing of all parties in a potentially dangerous situation, responding to potential threats responsibly and appropriately. Spear Security says in these situations, the end goal is always the same: restoring order as quickly and safely as possible. Ultimately, this preserves a good look for the property or company without unnecessarily putting anyone at risk, including the reputation of a business or residence.
Readers interested in learning more about Spear Security Inc. or its services can visit the firm's website at https://spearsecuritydenver.com/ or calling (303) 298-8373.
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