Which state cut 93 percent of its police force spending?
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Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Local governments are cutting back spending, according to newly released data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. U.S. spending on police protection per capita has dropped by 84.5 percent between 2008 and 2010, according to data compiled from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau. States have dropped by at least 46.45 percent, with some cutting 93.45. "We do know that the expenditures are on decline," said Tracey Kyckelhahan, Ph.D., author of the Bureau of Justice data, in a telephone interview. She said it isn't a surprise to see this decline due to all the reports of budget cuts. Some experts in law enforcement don't see the numbers as something to fear. The funding focus has shifted away from law enforcement and moved to crime prevention, said Chris Burbank, Chief of the Salt Lake City Police Department.
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