UNITED STATES

United States taxpayers are asked to foot a costly bill to maintain a complex system of policing. The United states spends $348 billion annually on federal, state, and local spending on policing, courts, corrections, the FBI, and Department of Homeland Security.

That is more than mass transit & rail, affordable housing & urban development, fire services, and libraries, combined.

United States taxpayers are spending $955 million a day on ineffective police services.

LOS ANGELES

$7.9 Million

per day are spent by the Los Angeles residents on
police services.

The city of Los Angeles spends 53.8% of taxpayer dollars on funding the police. That’s a cost of $5.38 billion.

This is more than the city tax dollars spent on public transportation, road maintenance, libraries, and fire services combined.

Los Angeles residents are spending $7.9 million per day on police services.

FY 2020 Approved

General funds for all costs, all unrestricted funds

Total Operating Budget
$5,304,500,000

FY 2020 Approved

General Fund for departmental costs only, restricted & unrestricted

Total Operating Budget
$6,569,749,538

MINNEAPOLIS

38%

over of taxpayer dollars on funding, the police
are spent in the city of Minneapolis.

$544,000

per day is what Minneapolis is spending on
police services.

The city of Minneapolis spends just over 38% of taxpayer dollars on funding the police. That’s a cost of $1.13 billion dollars.

This is more than the city tax dollars spent on affordable housing, children’s services, fire services, public health, workforce development, and water combined.

Minneapolis is spending $ 544,000 per day on police services

FY 2020 Adopted

General Fund

Total Operating Budget
$519,350,000

FY 2020 Approved

General fund for all costs, all unrestricted funds

Total Operating Budget
$5,304,500,000

NEW YORK

The city of New York spends almost $5 billion in unrestricted city taxpayer dollars funding the city’s police. 

This is more than the city tax dollars spent on public health, affordable housing, the library, children services, and fire services combined

New York residents are spending $13.4 million per day on police services.

CHICAGO

The city of Chicago spends 37% of its total unrestricted budget on the city’s police. That’s a cost of over $1.6 billion dollars.

This is more than the city tax dollars spent on affordable housing, children’s services, fire services, public health, workforce development, and water utilities combined. 

Chicagoans are spending over $4.5 million per day on police services.

SAN FRANCISCO

The city of San Francisco spends over 15% of its unrestricted budget funding the city’s police. That’s a cost of just under $900 million.

This is more than the city tax dollars spent on affordable housing, public transit, and parks and recreation combined

San Francisco residents are spending $2.4 million per day on police services.

SEATTLE

The city of Seattle spends over 27% of its unrestricted budget funding the city’s police. That’s a cost of over $407 million.  

This is more than the city tax dollars spent on affordable housing, fire services, paramedic services, the library and children’s services combined

Seattle residents are spending over $1.1 million per day on police services.

LOUISVILLE

The city of Louisville spends over 28% of its total unrestricted budget on the city’s police. That’s a cost of over $178 million dollars.

This is more than the city tax dollars spent on affordable housing, public health, fire services, paramedic services,and  library services combined.

Louisville is spending over $490,000 per day on police services.

DETROIT

The city of Detroit spends over 30% of its unrestricted budget funding the city’s police. That’s a cost of over $314 million.

This is more than the city tax dollars spent on affordable housing, public health, fire services, and paramedic services combined

Detroit residents are spending over $860,000 per day on police services.

BIRMINGHAM

The city of Birmingham spends over 20% of unrestricted city taxpayer dollars funding the city’s police. That’s a cost of over $92 million.

This is more than the city tax dollars spent on public transit, the library, parks and recreation, and children’s services combined

Birmingham residents are spending over $250,000 per day on police services.

PORTLAND, OREGON

The city of Portland spends over 30% of its total budget funding the city’s police. That’s a cost of over $221 million.

This is more than the city tax dollars spent on public transit, public health, affordable housing, the library, parks and recreation, and children’s services combined

Portland residents are spending over $600,000 per day on police services.