Bail Report

Year End 12/31/2023

Definitions | Limitations

Bail is set by a Magistrate Judge shortly after arrest. It defines the terms of release. A person may be released on their own recognizance (ROR), released on conditions, or required to post cash bail. Where cash bail is required, a person must generally post ten percent (10%) of the stated amount.

21%

ROR Rate

All Offenses

59%

Violent Offenses

with Bail > $25k

89%

Poss. of Firearms

Offenses with Bail > $25k

  -17%

Retail Theft Cases

Receiving Cash Bail vs. Pre-2018

All Offenses

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Raw Counts

Data: Year End Bail Amount Breakdown by Offense Category

Offense Category
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023

Rates

Data: Year End Bail Amount Breakdown by Offense Category
Offense Category
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023

Violent

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the criminal legal system. Among other changes, overall arrests and cases charged have been lower than prior years and those arrests that have happened tend to be for more serious offenses. Because of this, statistics about arrests, cases charged, and bail should be interpreted with caution.

Raw Counts

Data: Year End Bail Amount Breakdown by Offense Category

Offense Category
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023

Rates

Data: Year End Bail Amount Breakdown by Offense Category
Offense Category
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023