What is the active component of pepper spray?

ammonia
900
formic acid
2715
piperine
4164
capsaicin
3895
Pepper spray (also known as capsicum spray) is chemical compound that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and temporary blindness used in policing, riot control, crowd control, and self-defense.
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flagCanada
0%
6%
40%
53%
15
flagthe Netherlands
4%
8%
34%
52%
23
flagSwitzerland
10%
0%
40%
50%
10
flagNorway
0%
20%
35%
45%
20
flagGermany
5%
18%
34%
41%
87
flagUkraine
9%
9%
36%
36%
11
flagthe United States
17%
20%
26%
34%
75
flagPoland
7%
23%
35%
33%
10255
flagUnknown
6%
22%
37%
33%
993
flagthe United Kingdom
9%
22%
34%
33%
159
flagIndia
3%
30%
36%
30%
30
flagAustria
15%
30%
23%
30%
13
flagItaly
0%
42%
23%
28%
21
flagLithuania
10%
10%
60%
20%
10
flagRepublic of Ireland
8%
12%
64%
16%
25