BJS: Bureau of Justice Statistics

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What percentage of public employees are devoted to criminal justice at the state and local levels, and by which functions?

In 2012, about 11% (or 2.1 million persons) of all public employees at the state and local levels worked in the criminal justice field. About 46% of justice employees working at the state and local levels were in police protection, 20% worked in judicial and legal capacities, and 33% worked in corrections.


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