law enforcement officers
Close-quarters assault from aggressors using fists and hands account for more than 80% of all total assaults faced by law enforcement officers.
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2008 Uniform Crime Report

correctional officers
There are a total of 33,000 assaults on correctional officers every year, that's an average of 90 assaults per day. Most of these do not involve weapons just fists and hands.
Corrections Yearbook Criminal Justice Institute

private security
There are one million private security personnel in the U.S. that face similiar threats as law enforcement officers.

civilian protection
No Weapons were used in 74% of all violent crime incidents on civilian victims, just fists and hands. In addition offenders used a weapon in only 1% of all rapes/sexual assaults. Most often fists and hands are used to overpower and restrain the victim.
U.S. Department of Justice - Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2008


Close-Quarter Assault
Sometimes law enforcement officers can be caught off guard and are unable to access their firearm to gain control of a situation. In this situation, an officer can find themselves engaged in a hand-to-hand struggle with an aggressor, a close-quarters assault. Close-quarters assault from aggressors using fists and hands account for more than 80% of all total assaults faced by officers. With Conducted Energy Clothing an officer can get a potentially lifesaving opportunity to break free from a hold and gain control of a dangerous situation.

"Close-quarters assault from aggressors using fists and hands account for more than 80% of all total assaults faced by officers."

Conducted Energy Clothing (CEC) act as a last line of defense during an assault. When activated, an aggressor touching the exterior surface of the CEC receives a high-intensity non-lethal charge that causes them to immediately withdraw contact. The CEC will prevent an aggressor from having any long term or continuous contact with the wearer creating a lifesaving opportunity to break free from a hold or gain control of a dangerous situation. CECs have a unique layered structure that insulates the wearer from the high-intensity charge and at the same time distributes it on the outer shell of the clothing delivering it to an aggressor.