U.S. Department of Commerce

USA Statistics in Brief--Government, Social Welfare, and Law Enforcement

GOVERNMENT 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008
Federal government:
Budget receipts (billion dollars) 2,025 2,154 2,407 2,568 2,524
Budget outlays (billion dollars) 1,789 2,472 2,655 2,729 2,983
Surplus\deficit (-) (billion dollars) 236 -318 -248 -161 -459
Gross debt outstanding (billion dollars) 5,629 7,905 8,451 8,951 9,986
Federal funds and grants (billion dollars) 1,651 2,284 2,448 2,556 2,793
State government:
General revenue (billion dollars)  985 1,287 1,385 1,451 (NA)
General expenditures (billion dollars) 965 1,278 1,347 1,423 (NA)
Debt outstanding (billion dollars) 548 814 871 938 (NA)
SOCIAL WELFARE 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008
Social Security (OASDI) payments (billion dollars) 408 521 553 585 (NA)
State unemployment insurance benefits (billion dollars) 20.5 31.2 29.8 32.2 (NA)
LAW ENFORCEMENT 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008
Violent crimes per 100,000 people 507 469 474 467 (NA)
Murders, manslaughters (1,000) 15.6 16.7 17.0 16.9 (NA)
Prisoners (1,000) 1,391 1,528 1,571 1,598 (NA)

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Administrative and Customer Services Division