The ISDA Executive Vehicle and Secure Transportation Surveys have indicated that, from year to year, the use of armored vehicles in the private sector ebbs and flows, but every year a substantial number of participants are using armored vehicles.
When comparing the use of armored vehicles from 2013 to 2017, the survey found that in 2013, 15.5% of survey respondents used armored vehicles. In 2015 the numbers took a substantial jump to 22.9%, and in 2017, when adding lead and follow vehicles, armored vehicles driven by the participants totaled 14.1%. The results supply an indication of the type of risk the vehicle moves through. The higher the level of armor, the higher the perceived threat. The survey indicated that 29.7% of the participants are driving Level B4 vehicles, which are commonly used in a low to a medium-risk situation. Level B5 vehicles are used by 27.5% of the participants, Level B6 28.6%, and the highest Level, B7, was used 14.3%. This is also an indication of the number of jobs that are available in the very high-risk areas.
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