Hamilton County Sheriff's revenue dwindling; federal inmates down

photo Sheriff Jim Hammond.

BY THE NUMBERSFiscal year Sheriff's revenue2002 // $6.8 million2003 // $7.6 million2004 // $7.3 million2005 // $5 million2006 // $5.5 million2007 // $5 million2008 // $4.2 million2009 // $4.1 million2010 // $3.6 million2011 // $3.7 million2012 // $2.6 million*• Preliminary estimate of this year's revenue, which was projected to be about $3 millionSource: Hamilton County

Projected revenues for the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office are down by 62 percent this fiscal year from a decade ago and 38 percent since Sheriff Jim Hammond took office.

But Hammond's office says that's because of factors outside his control.

Hammond was elected in 2008 after the budget process for the 2009 fiscal year, during which the office brought in $4.1