* Updates for this datas series are no longer available from the Consolidated Federal Funds Report, which was discontinued due to the termination of the Federal Financial Statistics program.
Years Available: 1990–2006
Permanent Link: http://data.sagepub.com/sagestats/6655
General Notes: Data for more counties are typically available in years of the Census of Governments, such as 1997, 2002, and 2007. As a result, the median value is typically lower for those years due to the influx of smaller governments. Some data series from this source may also see an increase in counties in 2000, leading to a similar drop in the median value. *Median value gives the value for the "average" county for this metric, the 50th percentile of all counties reporting data. **Preservation of law and order and traffic safety. Includes police patrols and communications, crime prevention activities, detention and custody of persons awaiting trial, traffic safety, vehicular inspection, and the like.