This page shows what we are spending on policing here in LA County. Feel free to use this when contacting your local city council. I'm planning to expand the dataset as much as possible: first by incorporating racial demographics. California does not require all cities to report police incidents or stops to the public, so it's difficult to see how policing is playing out in our own neighborhoods (kind of the whole point of systemic racism, isn't it). I'm also planning to expand to additional counties in Southern California as time permits. Remember, budgets reflect values.
Map of Police Spending as % of General Fund:
LA County Cities In Order of Police Spending:
More data visualizations:
Visit my public Tableau viz for more visualizations of how LA County is funding policing:
Source data Google Sheet:
This is the spreadsheet I was using to compile information from all 88 incorporated cities in LA County. I used the most recent budget document posted on the city's website: generally either the 2018-19, 2019-20 or in some cases, the approved 2020-21 budget. Population numbers are from the Census' 2018 ACS.