POOR MANAGEMENT, LACK OF PLANNING, and NO OVERSIGHT LEAD TO INCREASED VIOLENCE
High Risk Business Activity
We define a high risk business activity as any legal commercial enterprise that by its very nature has a high propensity for violence.
Examples of such commercial activities include alcohol service establishments, high density entertainment venues, massage parlors, and commercial cannabis establishments.
There have been countless examples of violence occurring at poorly managed bars and nightclubs. We have seen the horrors of improper safety and security planning at concert venues. We have witnessed the human tragedy of sexual exploitation and human trafficking at massage parlors. And we have seen the take-over style robberies and subsequent violence at commercial cannabis establishments.
But not all businesses that are high risk have high incidents of violence. Why do some high risk businesses experience very little to no incidents of violence? We found that certain risks can be greatly mitigated through effective management, proper safety and security planning, and appropriate regulation and oversight.
Management, planning, oversight, and accountability make all the difference. Through proper management, expert security planning, and effective oversight, much of the violence associated with high risk business can be prevented.
Examples of high risk businesses include:
- Alcohol Establishments (Bars, Nightclubs, Liquor Stores)
- High Density Concert Venues
- Gambling Establishments
- Massage Parlors
- Adult Oriented Businesses (Strip Clubs)
- Commercial Cannabis Establishments (Dispensaries, Cultivation Sites, Delivery Services)