Tax Policy Center

Fiscal Facts

January 8, 2024
In FY 2021, state and local governments spent a combined $135 billion on police, which was 3.7% of total direct general expenditures. Nevada (5.6%) and Florida (5.5%) spent the largest share of their combined budgets, while Wyoming (2.2%) spent the smalle
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In FY 2021, state and local governments spent a combined $135 billion on police, which was 3.7% of total direct general expenditures. Nevada (5.6%) and Florida (5.5%) spent the largest share of their combined budgets, while Wyoming (2.2%) spent the smallest share.