Most local governments spend more on policing than health
Higher spending on policing
Higher spending on nonhospital health
Spending for all local governments within each county. Nonhospital health includes public health, behavioral health, medical transportation and other nonhospital health-related spending. It does not include Medicaid spending. Gray counties had no data available.
Source:State Health Expenditure Dataset project analysis of “Annual Survey of State and Local Government Finances” 2017 dataGraphic:
Hannah Recht/KHN, Francois Duckett/AP