Enter your city into the Cost of Police tool created by the Action Center on Race & the Economy (ACRE) to find out what % of your operating budget goes to police.
Compare the size of your local police department with similar cities across the country using this tool created by Jared Knowles of Civilytics.
(Data Source: FBI UCR/LEOKA collection )
Compare your city’s spending on police per capita to investments in other public services & analyze long-term trends using this tool created by Jared Knowles of Civilytics
(Data Source: the Fiscally Standardized Cities (FiSC) data from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy)
Find out how much your state, county or city police personnel and funding has changed over time using this tool created by Jim Freeman at the Social Movement Support Lab.
(Data Source: inflation-adjusted police spending and employment figures from the BJS Justice Expenditure and Employment Extracts)
Calculate how much your city will need to defund the police in order to pay for community programs you want to propose.
Figure out how much a program you would like your city to support will cost. Then use the People’s Budget Calculator to see how much your city will need to defund the police in order to pay for it.