Public Safety edges out General Government as the broad category accounting for the highest portion of county government expenditures. Both are the only categories that each account for more than 20 percent of county government expenditures statewide. Nearly half of Public Safety expenditures pertain to law enforcement efforts, with almost the entire other half being split evenly between fire control and detention/corrections efforts. General Government services include legislative, executive, and financial and administrative efforts, as well as legal counsel, debt service payments, and pension benefits. The third largest “Other” expenditure category includes acquisitions, non-operating disbursements and expenses, and interfund transfers.
Source: Data compiled by FAC from the Florida Department of Financial Services – Local Government Financial Reporting at: https://apps.fldfs.com/LocalGov/Reports/AdHoc.aspx.