Baltimore spends more per capita on policing than 11 other urban centers around the country – almost 25% more than the next highest city! (Click below to see the full report.)
The report examines the budgets of 12 urban cities and counties. Baltimore was way ahead of the pack in police spending per resident (see list below). At the same time, Baltimore has been leading the nation in murders per capita.
Spending on police per capital (from Freedom to Thrive)
Baltimore - $772/resident
Orlando - $599/resident
Oakland - $594/resident
NYC - $581/resident
Chicago - $537/resident