Police and Firefighting Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Police and Firefighting Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC O7710 | Jul 2015

Feeling safe: Government funding to increase despite falling crime rates and constrained budgets

IBISWorld’s Police and Firefighting 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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Police and Firefighting Services industry is vital to Australia's security and emergency response capabilities. The police force is unique in its characteristics and structure, given that it provides a general service of protection to the entire community. Each state and territory is predominantly responsible for the operation of its own police and firefighting services. The Federal Government is responsible for the Australian Federal Police, which polices national laws and provides community policing services in the Australian Capital Territory. The role of firefighting organisations includes responding to fires, investigating fires, developing safety codes, providing road accident rescue, managing hazardous materials and educating people about fire safety... purchase to read more

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The industry provides state, territory and federal police services, firefighting services and intelligence services to government departments, private organisations and the general public.

State and territory police services

State and territory police services account for the majority of industry revenue at an estimated 67.0% in 2015-16, up from 2010-11 due to growth in government funding levels and an increased political focus on reducing crime rates. This funding increase comes despite a declining crime rate, but with news reporting of crime increasing. Revenue for this segment depends primarily on government expenditure, although some revenue is generated through fundraising and service charges... purchase to read more


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What is the Police and Firefighting Services Industry?

Operators in the industry provide services to maintain public order and safety (such as policing), and services for emergencies (such as fires and rescue services). The industry comprises police services (including federal agencies) and fire brigades (metropolitan and country). It does not include ambulance services, corrective and detention centres, or private investigation and security services.

Industry Products
State and territory police servicesAustralian Federal Police servicesIntelligence servicesFirefighting services
Industry Activities
Intelligence service operationsPolice service operationsPolice station operationsTraffic policing operationsEmergency servicesFire brigade servicesFirefighting servicesFire prevention servicesRescue services

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