BJS: Bureau of Justice Statistics

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What contributions do federal, state, and local budgets make to justice expenditures in the United States?

In 2012, local governments funded half (or $132 billion) of all direct justice system—police protection, all judicial and legal services, and corrections—expenses in the United States. State government spending accounted for 31% (or $81 billion) of the money spent nationwide on direct justice services and federal funding accounted for 20% (or $52 billion).

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