Pima County Budget

In fiscal year 2016/2017 Pima County allocated 27.7% of its $1.2 billion budget to the criminal justice system. This means that 1 out of every 3 of our tax dollars will go toward paying for police, prosecutors, judges, defense attorneys, and detaining people in the Pima County Jail.

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The skyrocketing costs of maintaining mass incarceration in our community are not new; they have been steadily increasing for a very long time.

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This fiscal year the Pima County Sheriff’s Department will spend more than $50 million of its $158 million budget on running the Pima County Jail. The Pima County Attorney will spend almost $41.1 million on its criminal and civil divisions.

The entire Pima County budget for fiscal year 2016/2017 is available here.