Detroit's police shortage and ongoing retention problem has brought a wave of private security companies.
I went on patrol with sleepy Frinton-on-Sea's new team of private bouncers.
An investigation by the Associated Press uncovered five instances where intruders actually made it onto airplanes.
As stampeding crowds rush the nation's retailers little is being done to keep the peace.
The University of Chicago Police Department, one of the largest private security forces in America, is under fire for alleged racial profiling. And its officers are even more protected from accountability than normal cops.
VICE News traveled to South Africa's mother city to look at the lifestyle gap between those who can and cannot afford the luxury of safety.