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Justice Expenditure and Employment Tool (JEET)

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The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has developed the Justice Expenditure and Employment Tool (JEET). The JEET is a modern interactive data visualization tool. Data for the JEET are extracted from two U.S. Census Bureau collections: the Annual Survey of State and Local Government Finances and the Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll. The JEET allows users to— 

  •  explore expenditure, employment, and payroll statistics for three distinct categories—police protection, judicial and legal, and corrections—as well as for the total justice system 
  • compare and rank states’ expenditures, employment, and payrolls across criminal justice functions 
  • generate calculated metrics of expenditures per capita, number of employees per 10,000 residents, and average payrolls 
  • view justice expenditure and employment statistics for the largest county and city governments in the U.S. 
  • examine how state and local governments allocate resources for different criminal justice functions
  • view changes in justice expenditures and employment over time. 

 The JEET currently includes data from 2016 to 2019. In the coming year, BJS plans to add historical data from 1982 onward. BJS will continue to enhance and expand the JEET based on the availability of resources.

Date Published: January 1, 2023