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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 2018, total government spending for public order and safety was $402 billion, or an average of $3,147 for every household in the United States. This amounts to 6% of all government spending. Other major categories of spending were economic affairs and infrastructure (5%), national defense (12%), general government and debt service (17%), and social programs (60%).

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