[Infographic] How to Address the Threat of an Active Assailant Incident in Your Organization

By Lowers & Associates,

Each and every employee and community member deserves to feel safe. OSHA requires it, labeling it as an organization’s responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Tragically, with a growing number of active assailant incidents happening all around the country, this threat is more relevant than ever before. Over a two-year span, 26 states experienced 40 active assailant incidents, resulting in more than 230 casualties.

It is essential to anticipate this debilitating threat and to put proactive and preventative measures in place. Including an ‘Active Assailant Incident’ component in your risk management program is fast becoming a cornerstone issue. There are measures that can make a difference and can save lives.

Our latest infographic breaks down this unlikely but devastating problem, including some insight into an assailant and a typical incident, and what to do to predict, prevent, and respond if a shooting occurs.
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The CIT Industry: Robberies Are Down, But Violence Is Up

By Lowers & Associates,

A spate of recent heist movies feature armored car robberies for a reason – violent action and high drama – with the villains taking big risks for a huge payout. The filmmakers certainly get it right when it comes to making movies that keep you on the edge of your seat.  However, the CIT industry loathes Hollywood’s depiction of armored vehicle attacks and bank robberies.  In reality, lives and property are put at risk and there usually are no happy endings.

Use of Force: Armored Cars v. Banks

Robbery statistics reviewed over the last ten years clearly show that armored car robberies are extremely violent when compared to bank robberies.  Although vastly more common, in traditional bank robberies an act of violence occurs on average 4% of the time, a figure that has remained relatively flat over the last decade.  Comparably, from 2004 to 2012, per the chart (below), an annual average of 43% of armored car robberies involve a violent act as the final outcome. … Continue reading