Charting the $1.7B Transfer of Military Equipment to Police Departments

How did so many police departments across the United States end up with bomb-proof trucks and night vision goggles? Where are departments acquiring this equipment, and at what cost?

These questions and more are answered by data from the Defense Logistics Agency, which oversees theĀ 1033 Program. The visualization above tracks the flow of military equipment to law enforcement over the past decade.