In Oakland, California, according to budget reporting conducted by The Center For Popular Democracy, 41.2 percent of city spending goes to policing.

It’s the one line on city budgets that’s rarely on the chopping block, in good economic times or bad, whether crime goes up or down. Police spending as a share of the county’s budget was 9 percent, lower than the city’s share simply because the county’s budget is larger (including large shares for Medicaid and hospitals). The U.S. spends nearly seven times more on public education than it spends on law enforcement, yet some Democratic politicians are calling to "defund the police," or reallocate police funds … Since 1990, state and local spending on higher education has been largely flat while …

The disconnect between police funding and crime rates is a sign of the need to reform the system, advocates say. Los Angeles is a prime example: Mayor Eric Garcetti's 2020-2021 city budget gives police $3.14 billion out of the city's $10.5 billion. The report also paints a particularly stark picture of higher education spending across the country at a time when postsecondary education matters more than ever. The Department of Education already funds the school safety program, sending some $300 million a year to the Police Department, according to New York City’s Independent Budget Office. Education vs prison costs Data from 40 states depict how much government money is spent per year to educate an elementary/secondary school student compared to the cost of keeping an inmate imprisoned. All told the United States spends $100 billion on policing each year , and then another $80 billion jailing people.

For one, U.S. education … The total annual budget for job programs was around $281 million ― 0.3% of the city’s budget. Los Angeles city did not spend and Los Angeles county spent relatively little on public education, though. Police budgets seem even more gargantuan when compared to the budget for other social services in cities. Total US government estimated spending for 2021 is $8.30 trillion, including a budgeted $4.83 trillion federal, a “guesstimated” $2.09 trillion … US Education Spending.

Police and corrections were the fifth-largest source of direct general spending at the state and local level in 2017, roughly equal to spending on highways and roads. In 2019, the New York City Police Department had a budget of nearly $6 billion, which is around 8% of the city’s total budget. Nearly all (97 percent) of police and corrections spen… But those cuts hit different city agencies unequally, for instance, reducing the education budget by $641.8 million while reducing the NYPD’s by just $23.8 million. In Minneapolis, 35.8 percent of the city budget is for police. In 2017, state and local governments spent $115 billion on police (4 percent of state and local direct expenditures) and $79 billion on corrections (3 percent), for a combined $194 billion (6 percent).2 (The sum of the percentages is larger than the combined percentage because of rounding.)

Of all 50 states, Utah dedicates the largest portion of its budget to education, according to fiscal year 2013 data released by the Census Bureau. The funding for education looks much different.

A whopping 39 percent of Chicago's 2017 budget went to police, and still the department got even more money, peaking in 2020 with a 7 percent increase to nearly $1.8 billion. As debate grows about defunding police departments, here is a breakdown of the cities and states that spend the most on law enforcement.

The city's police budget has since risen to $6 billion. News Houston Passes Budget That Increases Police Funding, Amid Calls To ‘Defund’ The $5.1 billion city budget increases the Houston Police Department budget to $964 million in …