We engaged a specialist research company, CRD, to assess the nature and extent of violence in relation to our regulatory regime and to establish what can be done to reduce it.
Independent research was conducted on our behalf from March to April 2015 and comprised of three parts:
- a review of existing literature;
- a qualitative study involving interviews and focus groups with 81 people working in, or with a direct interest in, violence;
- an online survey with 891 working in the private security industry
We have published a report detailing the findings from the survey.