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March County Explorer update: County revenues, inmate demographics and more

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    March County Explorer update: County revenues, inmate demographics and more

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    New data in March

    41%

    County Revenues

    Taxes provided 41 percent of county government revenues in 2016.†

    $98B

    County Expenditures (Justice & Public Safety)

    In 2016, counties invested $98 billion in justice and public safety services.†

    33%

    Inmate Demographics

    In 2016, 33 percent of the population in jail was convicted.*

    30%

    Community Supervision Programs

    30 percent of counties have jails that supervise inmates outside of confinement using one or more community supervision programs, as of December 2016.*

    55%

    Opioid Prescription Data

    In 2017, 55 percent of counties had opioid prescribing rates above the national rate of 58.7 prescriptions dispensed per 100 persons.

    *Data was obtained from the 2016 Annual Survey of Jails (ASJ). This survey is a nationally representative survey of county or city jail jurisdictions and regional jails in the country.
    †Data are from the U.S. Bureau of the Census, Survey of State and Local Government Finance, which provides government finance statistics for two-thirds of counties with county governments.

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    New data in March: County revenues, county expenditures (justice & public safety), inmate demographics, community supervision programs, and opioid prescription data
    2019-03-28
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    2019-03-28

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