Police expenditures in America

California police

California, a state that is $275 billion in debt, spent $1.9 billion on police expenditures, which is over five times the 50-state average. In 2016, Santa Ana police cost their city $6.8 million to settle two wrongful death suits. 

Out of the 50 states, New Jersey has the most police officers with 36 police officers per 10,000 people, but the state has the sixth least violent crimes per 100,000. At 1.6 percent, Vermont spends the highest percentage on police protection but has the second-fewest violent crimes per 100,000 residents.