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Private Detective Services in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Private Detective Services

Overall, the industry has performed relatively well over the five years to 2018, as the improving economy has enabled businesses and consumers to enlist the wide range of services provided by industry operators. Corporate profit and per capita disposable income growth have enabled businesses and households to boost spending on discretionary services like those provided by industry operators. Over the five years to 2023, IBISWorld expects industry growth to continue. Over the period, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 2.8% to total an estimated $7.0 billion. Ultimately, rising corporate profit and increases in per capita disposable income and the number of businesses are expected to drive this growth, as both consumers and businesses become better equipped to afford industry services.

This industry comprises companies and individuals that provide investigation and detective services for corporate entities and private citizens. This industry does not include operators that mainly provide guard and patrol services, nor does it include armored car services.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Corporate profit
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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