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Local governments spent on average $340 per person on law enforcement in 2017. That represents 9.2% of all spending. But a closer look at budgets shows how policing priorities differ in counties with different demographics.

With five planned lethal injections this year, the government could more than double the number of federal executions since 1977. Meanwhile, state executions of death row inmates have decreased in recent years.