* The Criminal Justice Expenditure and Employment Extracts Program reports data for 68 large counties. Blank values indicate counties for which the CJEEP collects data, but no data was available in this particular category for this county for whatever reason. See other CJEEP data series for related data on these counties. The small number of counties causes the median value to be highly sensitive to changes in the number of counties that reported data in a given year; use caution when interpreting median time trends.
Years Available: 1993–2013, 2015
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General Notes: *Median value gives the value for the "average" county for this metric, the 50th percentile of all counties reporting data. Only large counties are included in the report and the median is not reflective of the nation as a whole. **Direct expenditures includes salaries, wages, fees, commissions, and the purchase of supplies, materials, and contractual services as well as the three object categories of construction, equipment, and purchase of land and existing structures. Data are a subset of Total Government expenditures. Data are from the fiscal year, the end date of which differs from county to county. For more information, visit the BJS website. This measure is given as a point of comparison for the justice expenditures in these counties.