New data in March
Taxes provided 41 percent of county government revenues in 2016.†
|County Expenditures (Justice & Public Safety)
In 2016, counties invested $98 billion in justice and public safety services.†
In 2016, 33 percent of the population in jail was convicted.*
|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.*
|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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