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  1. How much taxpayer money is spent on police, courts, and legal services to respond to crime?

How much taxpayer money is spent on police, courts, and legal services to respond to crime? In this online tool, RAND researchers make it easy to view the estimated costs of police, courts, and legal services by crime type and by state. The tool includes a map that allows users to visualize the differences in costs across the United States. Interested users can download parts of the data or the full data set in a variety of formats.

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