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

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644

Veteran Expenditures

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

39%

VA Medical Care Expenditures

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

37%

Veteran Demographics

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

41%

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).

28%

Dams

28% of all dams across the nation are owned by local governments.

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