County Explorer November Update: Veteran Demographics, Drug-Related Offenses and more

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New data in November


Veteran Expenditures

644 counties each received over $50 million in Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits in 2017 within their jurisdictions.


VA Medical Care Expenditures

Medical care accounted for more than 39% of all VA expenditures in FY 2017.


Veteran Demographics

37% of counties have veterans comprising more than 10 percent of the adult population.


Drug-Related Offenses

41% of opioid-related offenses in counties involved prescription opioids in 2016.

*This includes offenses associated with crime incidents that were reported by law enforcement agencies that participate in the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS).



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