LOOK INTO DATA
POLICE FUNDING & MEDIAN INCOME
There is no significant correlation between police spending and median household income. At the state level at least, this went against our initial assumption that there would be less police spending in more affluent areas.
POLICE FUNDING & VIOLENT CRIME
There is no significant correlation between police spending and violent crime rate. This shows us that the level of police in a state did not have any relation to its level of violent crime.
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