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China's public security expenditure 2008-2018, by government level

China spent approximately 1.38 trillion yuan on public security in 2018, a threefold increase in the past decade. The public security expenditure includes state security, police, domestic surveillance, armed civil militia, and other measures to deal with public disturbances. Since 2010, it has surpassed the country's military spending with a difference of roughly 200 million yuan in 2018. Guangdong, Jiangsu, and Xinjiang were the top three provinces in terms of public security spending.

Expenditure on public security in China from 2008 to 2018, by government level

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Note: 1 yuan equals approximately 0.14 U.S. dollars and 0.13 euros (as of October 2019).
Figures from the previous years are retrieved from the past reports. All numbers have been rounded.

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