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What portion of all federal, state, and local government spending in the U.S. is for public order and safety, including law enforcement, courts, prisons, immigration enforcement, and fire protection?

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In 2015, 6% of all government spending in the U.S. was for public order and safety. Other major categories of spending were economic affairs and infrastructure (5%), general government and debt service (15%), national defense (13%), and social programs (61%).

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