Bail Report

Year End 12/31/2021

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.

22%

ROR Rate

All Offenses

45%

Violent Offenses

with Bail > $25k

80%

Poss. of Firearms

Offenses with Bail > $25k

  0

Retail Theft Cases

Receiving Cash Bail vs. Pre-2018 Avg

All Offenses

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
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 Bail Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
No bail (ROR) 413 471 402 466 470 782 473 345 -27%
Unsecured (SOB) 224 362 318 372 520 887 1,524 1,698 11%
$1-$10k 4,203 3,780 3,103 3,503 2,963 2,428 1,044 644 -38%
$10k-$25k 1,611 1,423 1,050 1,224 1,093 1,520 1,032 902 -13%
$25k-$100k 1,462 1,313 1,288 1,211 1,079 1,388 1,431 1,642 15%
$100k+ 1,990 2,069 1,676 1,330 1,032 1,161 1,329 1,569 18%
Held Without Bail 255 230 215 156 187 348 340 383 13%
Unknown bail 292 276 301 277 284 179 18 16 -11%
No bail (ROR) 3,264 3,462 3,598 3,385 2,431 2,707 1,818 1,328 -27%
Unsecured (SOB) 252 343 626 846 586 606 1,511 1,320 -13%
$1-$10k 3,251 2,660 2,028 2,246 1,526 1,188 712 434 -39%
$10k-$25k 364 461 337 320 274 437 425 312 -27%
$25k-$100k 273 294 324 215 164 249 368 350 -5%
$100k+ 156 140 108 70 49 49 101 101 0%
Held Without Bail 1 2 1 1 29 4 3 9 200%
Unknown bail 602 605 628 564 458 200 8 6 -25%
No bail (ROR) 6,638 5,547 4,979 5,932 6,227 6,333 2,995 1,770 -41%
Unsecured (SOB) 56 136 415 894 809 1,075 1,040 1,148 10%
$1-$10k 3,365 3,080 2,805 3,398 2,203 1,719 621 336 -46%
$10k-$25k 1,141 1,006 844 859 716 853 543 572 5%
$25k-$100k 568 549 447 438 355 387 601 840 40%
$100k+ 511 521 496 480 321 398 559 604 8%
Held Without Bail 3 5 0 0 0 3 3 0 -100%
Unknown bail 2,026 1,285 1,241 1,590 987 547 46 5 -89%
No bail (ROR) 0 0 0 3 2 10 3 3 0%
Unsecured (SOB) 3 2 3 5 47 82 154 164 6%
$1-$10k 5 6 10 6 52 69 35 21 -40%
$10k-$25k 93 86 155 207 288 315 314 306 -3%
$25k-$100k 473 416 427 577 549 669 695 1,069 54%
$100k+ 570 520 546 555 406 462 836 879 5%
Held Without Bail 0 1 4 2 3 3 1 3 200%
Unknown bail 5 3 10 5 1 0 0 1 Inf%
No bail (ROR) 3,100 3,051 2,878 2,809 2,429 2,325 1,586 1,470 -7%
Unsecured (SOB) 126 193 226 315 336 431 662 801 21%
$1-$10k 2,212 1,938 1,508 1,601 1,051 801 346 230 -34%
$10k-$25k 199 231 148 142 101 153 180 218 21%
$25k-$100k 149 181 142 92 47 50 103 152 48%
$100k+ 82 82 58 23 33 6 20 33 65%
Held Without Bail 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 Inf%
Unknown bail 938 812 873 806 693 327 12 7 -42%
No bail (ROR) 424 410 316 305 331 350 242 241 0%
Unsecured (SOB) 81 70 73 136 113 119 214 263 23%
$1-$10k 658 608 514 462 436 303 145 87 -40%
$10k-$25k 292 290 250 232 202 287 175 160 -9%
$25k-$100k 437 432 387 300 249 331 243 260 7%
$100k+ 161 180 167 105 80 91 148 195 32%
Held Without Bail 27 23 31 25 20 24 35 23 -34%
Unknown bail 272 188 154 134 130 114 22 15 -32%
No bail (ROR) 13,839 12,941 12,173 12,900 11,890 12,507 7,117 5,157 -28%
Unsecured (SOB) 742 1,106 1,661 2,568 2,411 3,200 5,105 5,394 6%
$1-$10k 13,694 12,072 9,968 11,216 8,231 6,508 2,903 1,752 -40%
$10k-$25k 3,700 3,497 2,784 2,984 2,674 3,565 2,669 2,470 -7%
$25k-$100k 3,362 3,185 3,015 2,833 2,443 3,074 3,441 4,313 25%
$100k+ 3,470 3,512 3,051 2,563 1,921 2,167 2,993 3,381 13%
Held Without Bail 286 261 251 185 239 383 382 419 10%
Unknown bail 4,135 3,169 3,207 3,376 2,553 1,367 106 50 -53%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Rates

Data: Year End Bail Amount Breakdown by Offense Category
Offense Category Bail Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
No bail (ROR) 4% 5% 5% 5% 6% 9% 7% 5% -29%
Unsecured (SOB) 2% 4% 4% 4% 7% 10% 21% 24% 14%
$1-$10k 40% 38% 37% 41% 39% 28% 15% 9% -40%
$10k-$25k 15% 14% 13% 14% 14% 17% 14% 13% -7%
$25k-$100k 14% 13% 15% 14% 14% 16% 20% 23% 15%
$100k+ 19% 21% 20% 16% 14% 13% 18% 22% 22%
Held Without Bail 2% 2% 3% 2% 2% 4% 5% 5% 0%
Unknown bail 3% 3% 4% 3% 4% 2% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) 40% 43% 47% 44% 44% 50% 37% 34% -8%
Unsecured (SOB) 3% 4% 8% 11% 11% 11% 31% 34% 10%
$1-$10k 40% 33% 27% 29% 28% 22% 14% 11% -21%
$10k-$25k 4% 6% 4% 4% 5% 8% 9% 8% -11%
$25k-$100k 3% 4% 4% 3% 3% 5% 7% 9% 29%
$100k+ 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 3% 50%
Held Without Bail 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unknown bail 7% 8% 8% 7% 8% 4% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) 46% 46% 44% 44% 54% 56% 47% 34% -28%
Unsecured (SOB) 0% 1% 4% 7% 7% 10% 16% 22% 38%
$1-$10k 24% 25% 25% 25% 19% 15% 10% 6% -40%
$10k-$25k 8% 8% 8% 6% 6% 8% 8% 11% 38%
$25k-$100k 4% 5% 4% 3% 3% 3% 9% 16% 78%
$100k+ 4% 4% 4% 4% 3% 4% 9% 11% 22%
Held Without Bail 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unknown bail 14% 11% 11% 12% 8% 5% 1% 0% -100%
No bail (ROR) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Unsecured (SOB) 0% 0% 0% 0% 3% 5% 8% 7% -12%
$1-$10k 0% 1% 1% 0% 4% 4% 2% 1% -50%
$10k-$25k 8% 8% 13% 15% 21% 20% 15% 13% -13%
$25k-$100k 41% 40% 37% 42% 41% 42% 34% 44% 29%
$100k+ 50% 50% 47% 41% 30% 29% 41% 36% -12%
Held Without Bail 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unknown bail 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) 46% 47% 49% 49% 52% 57% 55% 50% -9%
Unsecured (SOB) 2% 3% 4% 5% 7% 11% 23% 28% 22%
$1-$10k 33% 30% 26% 28% 22% 20% 12% 8% -33%
$10k-$25k 3% 4% 3% 2% 2% 4% 6% 7% 17%
$25k-$100k 2% 3% 2% 2% 1% 1% 4% 5% 25%
$100k+ 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0%
Held Without Bail 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unknown bail 14% 13% 15% 14% 15% 8% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) 18% 19% 17% 18% 21% 22% 20% 19% -5%
Unsecured (SOB) 3% 3% 4% 8% 7% 7% 17% 21% 24%
$1-$10k 28% 28% 27% 27% 28% 19% 12% 7% -42%
$10k-$25k 12% 13% 13% 14% 13% 18% 14% 13% -7%
$25k-$100k 19% 20% 20% 18% 16% 20% 20% 21% 5%
$100k+ 7% 8% 9% 6% 5% 6% 12% 16% 33%
Held Without Bail 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 3% 2% -33%
Unknown bail 12% 9% 8% 8% 8% 7% 2% 1% -50%
No bail (ROR) 32% 33% 34% 33% 37% 38% 29% 22% -24%
Unsecured (SOB) 2% 3% 5% 7% 7% 10% 21% 24% 14%
$1-$10k 32% 30% 28% 29% 25% 20% 12% 8% -33%
$10k-$25k 9% 9% 8% 8% 8% 11% 11% 11% 0%
$25k-$100k 8% 8% 8% 7% 8% 9% 14% 19% 36%
$100k+ 8% 9% 8% 7% 6% 7% 12% 15% 25%
Held Without Bail 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 2% 2% 0%
Unknown bail 10% 8% 9% 9% 8% 4% 0% 0% 0%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Violent

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
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 Bail Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
No bail (ROR) · 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Unsecured (SOB) · 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0%
$1-$10k · 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
$10k-$25k · 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
$25k-$100k · 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0%
$100k+ · 1 0 1 1 3 1 4 300%
Held Without Bail · 71 72 70 84 131 143 175 22%
Unknown bail · 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0%
No bail (ROR) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Unsecured (SOB) 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 3 Inf%
$1-$10k 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0%
$10k-$25k 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 2 Inf%
$25k-$100k 4 3 5 3 1 3 4 2 -50%
$100k+ 9 6 10 12 17 18 20 21 5%
Held Without Bail 171 95 66 50 65 66 51 43 -16%
Unknown bail 2 1 2 0 5 0 0 0 0%
No bail (ROR) 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0%
Unsecured (SOB) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0%
$1-$10k 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0%
$10k-$25k 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0%
$25k-$100k 9 11 25 9 14 19 20 8 -60%
$100k+ 289 133 110 112 84 122 134 92 -31%
Held Without Bail 52 23 16 8 8 97 43 37 -14%
Unknown bail 1 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0%
No bail (ROR) · 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0%
Unsecured (SOB) · 0 0 0 2 2 4 2 -50%
$1-$10k · 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 Inf%
$10k-$25k · 1 1 2 4 3 3 4 33%
$25k-$100k · 5 19 14 17 14 11 34 209%
$100k+ · 232 244 225 203 273 249 355 43%
Held Without Bail · 29 24 21 12 27 62 98 58%
Unknown bail · 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0%
No bail (ROR) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0%
Unsecured (SOB) 0 1 1 1 4 1 9 6 -33%
$1-$10k 0 1 1 3 5 6 4 1 -75%
$10k-$25k 9 8 6 9 17 11 10 8 -20%
$25k-$100k 59 51 44 73 103 109 70 76 9%
$100k+ 164 187 153 177 152 151 155 145 -6%
Held Without Bail 2 2 0 0 0 7 0 0 0%
Unknown bail 9 8 8 10 5 3 0 0 0%
No bail (ROR) 1 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0%
Unsecured (SOB) 0 0 3 2 5 3 14 19 36%
$1-$10k 38 22 21 36 50 36 19 21 11%
$10k-$25k 130 69 46 73 77 111 62 51 -18%
$25k-$100k 392 194 220 331 238 303 177 185 5%
$100k+ 755 564 441 338 205 201 232 215 -7%
Held Without Bail 8 0 28 0 4 2 16 6 -62%
Unknown bail 20 8 8 6 2 2 0 0 0%
No bail (ROR) 5 5 5 19 11 19 7 5 -29%
Unsecured (SOB) 9 3 8 9 19 34 88 81 -8%
$1-$10k 301 204 148 204 197 185 64 46 -28%
$10k-$25k 311 260 174 252 208 220 132 65 -51%
$25k-$100k 129 211 201 172 122 113 106 109 3%
$100k+ 63 121 85 51 39 8 25 45 80%
Held Without Bail 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 2 Inf%
Unknown bail 6 8 11 12 4 0 0 0 0%
No bail (ROR) 11 15 16 16 49 49 25 34 36%
Unsecured (SOB) 82 165 126 117 153 293 431 527 22%
$1-$10k 2,143 1,960 1,630 1,438 1,322 1,140 454 302 -33%
$10k-$25k 911 877 661 592 551 839 508 464 -9%
$25k-$100k 606 624 553 406 393 566 712 809 14%
$100k+ 574 665 473 303 224 264 369 480 30%
Held Without Bail 19 8 6 4 7 7 13 15 15%
Unknown bail 64 78 68 47 40 26 2 0 -100%
No bail (ROR) · · 0 3 4 20 10 0 -100%
Unsecured (SOB) · · 0 14 23 49 73 96 32%
$1-$10k · · 1 281 237 213 98 53 -46%
$10k-$25k · · 1 49 44 91 72 92 28%
$25k-$100k · · 2 11 9 27 57 104 82%
$100k+ · · 1 1 3 0 6 17 183%
Held Without Bail · · 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Unknown bail · · 0 3 2 6 0 0 0%
No bail (ROR) 233 224 230 245 246 434 252 178 -29%
Unsecured (SOB) 88 132 122 119 184 307 479 455 -5%
$1-$10k 1,086 1,034 800 929 674 471 204 101 -50%
$10k-$25k 55 38 35 50 16 44 79 86 9%
$25k-$100k 23 24 20 10 11 8 34 54 59%
$100k+ 8 5 8 6 0 1 2 6 200%
Held Without Bail 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 -100%
Unknown bail 111 97 134 114 141 97 7 16 129%
No bail (ROR) 29 34 18 7 14 14 5 13 160%
Unsecured (SOB) 2 0 2 5 4 9 18 33 83%
$1-$10k 53 40 21 26 11 22 13 11 -15%
$10k-$25k 10 13 5 6 5 5 6 6 0%
$25k-$100k 38 12 11 2 3 6 14 16 14%
$100k+ 10 10 7 2 2 3 5 6 20%
Held Without Bail 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 1 -88%
Unknown bail 5 8 7 6 5 1 0 0 0%
No bail (ROR) 9 14 8 23 17 16 10 7 -30%
Unsecured (SOB) 3 9 3 6 12 17 43 56 30%
$1-$10k 57 39 36 55 56 45 20 9 -55%
$10k-$25k 48 41 27 49 52 56 41 26 -37%
$25k-$100k 70 65 63 72 66 101 67 84 25%
$100k+ 24 33 34 27 24 25 39 50 28%
Held Without Bail 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 Inf%
Unknown bail 10 13 8 12 12 8 1 0 -100%
No bail (ROR) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0%
Unsecured (SOB) 0 1 1 0 4 3 5 10 100%
$1-$10k 9 4 9 9 14 13 1 3 200%
$10k-$25k 17 11 12 20 14 17 13 5 -62%
$25k-$100k 22 21 21 19 23 19 45 39 -13%
$100k+ 9 9 9 6 4 5 15 18 20%
Held Without Bail 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Unknown bail 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0%
No bail (ROR) 0 3 2 0 0 3 0 0 0%
Unsecured (SOB) 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 14 250%
$1-$10k 2 7 6 8 13 4 1 2 100%
$10k-$25k 12 14 5 9 11 21 10 6 -40%
$25k-$100k 23 20 38 44 45 58 49 42 -14%
$100k+ 55 74 73 58 59 69 61 90 48%
Held Without Bail 2 0 1 0 7 0 1 3 200%
Unknown bail 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0%
No bail (ROR) 125 174 121 148 126 222 163 107 -34%
Unsecured (SOB) 40 51 52 90 110 165 355 395 11%
$1-$10k 514 467 428 512 384 292 166 93 -44%
$10k-$25k 108 91 77 112 90 99 96 87 -9%
$25k-$100k 87 72 65 45 33 42 65 80 23%
$100k+ 30 29 28 11 15 18 16 25 56%
Held Without Bail 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 2 0%
Unknown bail 64 46 49 59 67 35 8 0 -100%
No bail (ROR) 413 471 402 466 470 782 473 345 -27%
Unsecured (SOB) 224 362 318 372 520 887 1,524 1,698 11%
$1-$10k 4,203 3,780 3,103 3,503 2,963 2,428 1,044 644 -38%
$10k-$25k 1,611 1,423 1,050 1,224 1,093 1,520 1,032 902 -13%
$25k-$100k 1,462 1,313 1,288 1,211 1,079 1,388 1,431 1,642 15%
$100k+ 1,990 2,069 1,676 1,330 1,032 1,161 1,329 1,569 18%
Held Without Bail 255 230 215 156 187 348 340 383 13%
Unknown bail 292 276 301 277 284 179 18 16 -11%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Rates

Data: Year End Bail Amount Breakdown by Offense Category
Offense Category Bail Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
No bail (ROR) · 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unsecured (SOB) · 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
$1-$10k · 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
$10k-$25k · 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
$25k-$100k · 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
$100k+ · 1% 0% 1% 1% 2% 1% 2% 100%
Held Without Bail · 99% 99% 95% 98% 97% 99% 98% -1%
Unknown bail · 0% 0% 4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unsecured (SOB) 0% 0% 0% 12% 0% 1% 0% 4% Inf%
$1-$10k 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
$10k-$25k 0% 0% 0% 1% 4% 0% 0% 3% Inf%
$25k-$100k 2% 3% 6% 4% 1% 3% 5% 3% -40%
$100k+ 5% 6% 12% 16% 18% 20% 27% 30% 11%
Held Without Bail 92% 90% 80% 66% 71% 74% 68% 61% -10%
Unknown bail 1% 1% 2% 0% 5% 0% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unsecured (SOB) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0%
$1-$10k 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
$10k-$25k 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
$25k-$100k 3% 6% 17% 7% 13% 8% 10% 6% -40%
$100k+ 82% 77% 73% 83% 79% 50% 68% 67% -1%
Held Without Bail 15% 13% 11% 6% 8% 40% 22% 27% 23%
Unknown bail 0% 2% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) · 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unsecured (SOB) · 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% -100%
$1-$10k · 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
$10k-$25k · 0% 0% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 0%
$25k-$100k · 2% 6% 5% 7% 4% 3% 7% 133%
$100k+ · 86% 83% 85% 85% 86% 76% 72% -5%
Held Without Bail · 11% 8% 8% 5% 8% 19% 20% 5%
Unknown bail · 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unsecured (SOB) 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 4% 3% -25%
$1-$10k 0% 0% 0% 1% 2% 2% 2% 0% -100%
$10k-$25k 4% 3% 3% 3% 6% 4% 4% 3% -25%
$25k-$100k 24% 20% 21% 27% 36% 38% 28% 32% 14%
$100k+ 67% 72% 72% 65% 53% 52% 62% 61% -2%
Held Without Bail 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0%
Unknown bail 4% 3% 4% 4% 2% 1% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Unsecured (SOB) 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 3% 4% 33%
$1-$10k 3% 3% 3% 5% 9% 5% 4% 4% 0%
$10k-$25k 10% 8% 6% 9% 13% 17% 12% 10% -17%
$25k-$100k 29% 23% 29% 42% 41% 46% 34% 37% 9%
$100k+ 56% 66% 57% 43% 35% 30% 45% 43% -4%
Held Without Bail 1% 0% 4% 0% 1% 0% 3% 1% -67%
Unknown bail 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) 1% 1% 1% 3% 2% 3% 2% 1% -50%
Unsecured (SOB) 1% 0% 1% 1% 3% 6% 21% 23% 10%
$1-$10k 37% 25% 23% 28% 33% 32% 15% 13% -13%
$10k-$25k 38% 32% 28% 35% 35% 38% 31% 18% -42%
$25k-$100k 16% 26% 32% 24% 20% 19% 25% 31% 24%
$100k+ 8% 15% 13% 7% 6% 1% 6% 13% 117%
Held Without Bail 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% Inf%
Unknown bail 1% 1% 2% 2% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) 0% 0% 0% 1% 2% 2% 1% 1% 0%
Unsecured (SOB) 2% 4% 4% 4% 6% 9% 17% 20% 18%
$1-$10k 49% 45% 46% 49% 48% 36% 18% 11% -39%
$10k-$25k 21% 20% 19% 20% 20% 26% 20% 18% -10%
$25k-$100k 14% 14% 16% 14% 14% 18% 28% 31% 11%
$100k+ 13% 15% 13% 10% 8% 8% 15% 18% 20%
Held Without Bail 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0%
Unknown bail 1% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) · · 0% 1% 1% 5% 3% 0% -100%
Unsecured (SOB) · · 0% 4% 7% 12% 23% 27% 17%
$1-$10k · · 20% 78% 74% 52% 31% 15% -52%
$10k-$25k · · 20% 14% 14% 22% 23% 25% 9%
$25k-$100k · · 40% 3% 3% 7% 18% 29% 61%
$100k+ · · 20% 0% 1% 0% 2% 5% 150%
Held Without Bail · · 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unknown bail · · 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) 15% 14% 17% 17% 19% 32% 24% 20% -17%
Unsecured (SOB) 5% 8% 9% 8% 14% 23% 45% 51% 13%
$1-$10k 68% 67% 59% 63% 53% 35% 19% 11% -42%
$10k-$25k 3% 2% 3% 3% 1% 3% 7% 10% 43%
$25k-$100k 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 6% 100%
$100k+ 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% Inf%
Held Without Bail 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unknown bail 7% 6% 10% 8% 11% 7% 1% 2% 100%
No bail (ROR) 20% 29% 25% 13% 32% 23% 7% 15% 114%
Unsecured (SOB) 1% 0% 3% 9% 9% 15% 26% 38% 46%
$1-$10k 36% 34% 30% 47% 25% 37% 19% 13% -32%
$10k-$25k 7% 11% 7% 11% 11% 8% 9% 7% -22%
$25k-$100k 26% 10% 15% 4% 7% 10% 20% 19% -5%
$100k+ 7% 9% 10% 4% 5% 5% 7% 7% 0%
Held Without Bail 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 12% 1% -92%
Unknown bail 3% 7% 10% 11% 11% 2% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) 4% 6% 4% 9% 7% 6% 5% 3% -40%
Unsecured (SOB) 1% 4% 2% 2% 5% 6% 19% 24% 26%
$1-$10k 26% 18% 20% 23% 23% 17% 9% 4% -56%
$10k-$25k 22% 19% 15% 20% 22% 21% 19% 11% -42%
$25k-$100k 32% 30% 35% 30% 28% 37% 30% 36% 20%
$100k+ 11% 15% 19% 11% 10% 9% 18% 21% 17%
Held Without Bail 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Unknown bail 5% 6% 4% 5% 5% 3% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 2% 1% 1% 0%
Unsecured (SOB) 0% 2% 2% 0% 7% 5% 6% 13% 117%
$1-$10k 16% 9% 17% 17% 23% 22% 1% 4% 300%
$10k-$25k 29% 23% 22% 37% 23% 29% 16% 7% -56%
$25k-$100k 38% 45% 39% 35% 38% 32% 56% 51% -9%
$100k+ 16% 19% 17% 11% 7% 8% 19% 24% 26%
Held Without Bail 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unknown bail 0% 2% 4% 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) 0% 3% 2% 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0%
Unsecured (SOB) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 3% 9% 200%
$1-$10k 2% 6% 5% 7% 10% 3% 1% 1% 0%
$10k-$25k 13% 12% 4% 8% 8% 13% 8% 4% -50%
$25k-$100k 24% 17% 30% 37% 33% 37% 39% 27% -31%
$100k+ 59% 62% 57% 48% 44% 44% 48% 57% 19%
Held Without Bail 2% 0% 1% 0% 5% 0% 1% 2% 100%
Unknown bail 0% 1% 2% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) 13% 19% 15% 15% 15% 25% 19% 14% -26%
Unsecured (SOB) 4% 5% 6% 9% 13% 19% 41% 50% 22%
$1-$10k 53% 50% 52% 52% 47% 33% 19% 12% -37%
$10k-$25k 11% 10% 9% 11% 11% 11% 11% 11% 0%
$25k-$100k 9% 8% 8% 5% 4% 5% 7% 10% 43%
$100k+ 3% 3% 3% 1% 2% 2% 2% 3% 50%
Held Without Bail 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unknown bail 7% 5% 6% 6% 8% 4% 1% 0% -100%
No bail (ROR) 4% 5% 5% 5% 6% 9% 7% 5% -29%
Unsecured (SOB) 2% 4% 4% 4% 7% 10% 21% 24% 14%
$1-$10k 40% 38% 37% 41% 39% 28% 15% 9% -40%
$10k-$25k 15% 14% 13% 14% 14% 17% 14% 13% -7%
$25k-$100k 14% 13% 15% 14% 14% 16% 20% 23% 15%
$100k+ 19% 21% 20% 16% 14% 13% 18% 22% 22%
Held Without Bail 2% 2% 3% 2% 2% 4% 5% 5% 0%
Unknown bail 3% 3% 4% 3% 4% 2% 0% 0% 0%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Property

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
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 Bail Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
No bail (ROR) 78 51 48 53 90 99 46 20 -57%
Unsecured (SOB) 14 15 31 23 37 93 196 218 11%
$1-$10k 717 630 547 566 399 378 191 110 -42%
$10k-$25k 177 190 165 170 125 201 192 123 -36%
$25k-$100k 110 98 155 103 59 118 168 187 11%
$100k+ 64 46 33 30 15 18 31 40 29%
Held Without Bail 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 Inf%
Unknown bail 16 13 15 15 13 11 0 0 0%
No bail (ROR) 21 10 15 31 40 38 224 27 -88%
Unsecured (SOB) 4 2 2 6 23 32 496 70 -86%
$1-$10k 170 155 118 253 212 135 136 39 -71%
$10k-$25k 35 90 45 59 63 58 109 36 -67%
$25k-$100k 24 24 27 11 13 33 69 31 -55%
$100k+ 6 4 4 4 1 0 18 2 -89%
Held Without Bail 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -100%
Unknown bail 3 0 1 4 6 3 0 1 Inf%
No bail (ROR) 758 796 853 799 863 931 520 412 -21%
Unsecured (SOB) 74 80 132 202 177 192 255 368 44%
$1-$10k 689 574 344 467 343 310 83 101 22%
$10k-$25k 66 92 47 39 35 87 50 40 -20%
$25k-$100k 79 75 94 65 49 57 67 57 -15%
$100k+ 68 71 55 18 9 11 38 24 -37%
Held Without Bail 1 2 1 0 26 1 0 3 Inf%
Unknown bail 162 180 196 172 164 81 2 1 -50%
No bail (ROR) 1,544 1,641 1,693 1,430 310 252 151 150 -1%
Unsecured (SOB) 38 86 206 246 67 24 66 79 20%
$1-$10k 651 508 308 309 68 25 16 30 88%
$10k-$25k 6 4 3 2 0 2 3 8 167%
$25k-$100k 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0%
$100k+ 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Held Without Bail 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Unknown bail 268 231 248 192 45 11 1 1 0%
No bail (ROR) 59 71 76 138 80 121 55 25 -55%
Unsecured (SOB) 4 6 19 29 17 14 34 15 -56%
$1-$10k 76 59 42 71 34 21 115 4 -97%
$10k-$25k 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 -100%
$25k-$100k 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 -100%
$100k+ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -100%
Held Without Bail 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Unknown bail 4 7 4 17 8 4 0 0 0%
No bail (ROR) 384 449 457 445 570 680 508 478 -6%
Unsecured (SOB) 37 52 117 156 94 84 214 287 34%
$1-$10k 360 327 306 186 160 107 65 69 6%
$10k-$25k 24 16 25 9 17 22 26 48 85%
$25k-$100k 16 19 15 5 6 6 24 24 0%
$100k+ 3 8 7 2 5 4 2 7 250%
Held Without Bail 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 100%
Unknown bail 48 49 47 64 101 38 1 2 100%
No bail (ROR) 219 202 226 226 171 209 87 59 -32%
Unsecured (SOB) 36 53 40 79 50 38 55 56 2%
$1-$10k 123 102 67 95 36 36 6 28 367%
$10k-$25k 21 41 24 10 11 29 8 3 -62%
$25k-$100k 24 49 11 12 11 21 9 5 -44%
$100k+ 8 3 2 12 16 13 6 14 133%
Held Without Bail 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0%
Unknown bail 53 65 59 34 49 22 0 0 0%
No bail (ROR) 97 140 136 116 164 258 140 105 -25%
Unsecured (SOB) 14 27 53 75 68 83 127 143 13%
$1-$10k 153 143 132 150 143 108 61 28 -54%
$10k-$25k 12 11 12 11 13 26 25 41 64%
$25k-$100k 4 9 12 6 11 6 18 32 78%
$100k+ 0 2 2 0 2 2 3 4 33%
Held Without Bail 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Unknown bail 20 20 24 28 29 19 2 0 -100%
No bail (ROR) 90 84 84 123 122 107 75 42 -44%
Unsecured (SOB) 6 21 24 22 50 42 57 76 33%
$1-$10k 123 156 154 142 125 64 36 24 -33%
$10k-$25k 9 10 10 16 7 10 7 11 57%
$25k-$100k 9 7 7 5 7 5 5 10 100%
$100k+ 3 3 1 3 0 0 0 2 Inf%
Held Without Bail 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Unknown bail 18 30 29 31 32 11 1 1 0%
No bail (ROR) 14 18 10 24 21 12 12 10 -17%
Unsecured (SOB) 25 1 2 8 3 4 11 8 -27%
$1-$10k 189 6 10 7 6 4 3 1 -67%
$10k-$25k 12 5 6 4 3 2 2 2 0%
$25k-$100k 6 8 1 6 8 3 7 4 -43%
$100k+ 4 3 3 1 1 1 2 8 300%
Held Without Bail 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Unknown bail 10 10 5 7 11 0 1 0 -100%
No bail (ROR) 3,264 3,462 3,598 3,385 2,431 2,707 1,818 1,328 -27%
Unsecured (SOB) 252 343 626 846 586 606 1,511 1,320 -13%
$1-$10k 3,251 2,660 2,028 2,246 1,526 1,188 712 434 -39%
$10k-$25k 364 461 337 320 274 437 425 312 -27%
$25k-$100k 273 294 324 215 164 249 368 350 -5%
$100k+ 156 140 108 70 49 49 101 101 0%
Held Without Bail 1 2 1 1 29 4 3 9 200%
Unknown bail 602 605 628 564 458 200 8 6 -25%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Rates

Data: Year End Bail Amount Breakdown by Offense Category
Offense Category Bail Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
No bail (ROR) 7% 5% 5% 6% 12% 11% 6% 3% -50%
Unsecured (SOB) 1% 1% 3% 2% 5% 10% 24% 31% 29%
$1-$10k 61% 60% 55% 59% 54% 41% 23% 16% -30%
$10k-$25k 15% 18% 17% 18% 17% 22% 23% 18% -22%
$25k-$100k 9% 9% 16% 11% 8% 13% 20% 27% 35%
$100k+ 5% 4% 3% 3% 2% 2% 4% 6% 50%
Held Without Bail 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unknown bail 1% 1% 2% 2% 2% 1% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) 8% 4% 7% 8% 11% 13% 21% 13% -38%
Unsecured (SOB) 2% 1% 1% 2% 6% 11% 47% 34% -28%
$1-$10k 65% 54% 56% 69% 59% 45% 13% 19% 46%
$10k-$25k 13% 32% 21% 16% 18% 19% 10% 17% 70%
$25k-$100k 9% 8% 13% 3% 4% 11% 7% 15% 114%
$100k+ 2% 1% 2% 1% 0% 0% 2% 1% -50%
Held Without Bail 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unknown bail 1% 0% 0% 1% 2% 1% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) 40% 43% 50% 45% 52% 56% 51% 41% -20%
Unsecured (SOB) 4% 4% 8% 11% 11% 11% 25% 37% 48%
$1-$10k 36% 31% 20% 27% 21% 19% 8% 10% 25%
$10k-$25k 3% 5% 3% 2% 2% 5% 5% 4% -20%
$25k-$100k 4% 4% 5% 4% 3% 3% 7% 6% -14%
$100k+ 4% 4% 3% 1% 1% 1% 4% 2% -50%
Held Without Bail 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unknown bail 9% 10% 11% 10% 10% 5% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) 62% 66% 69% 66% 63% 80% 64% 56% -12%
Unsecured (SOB) 2% 3% 8% 11% 14% 8% 28% 29% 4%
$1-$10k 26% 21% 13% 14% 14% 8% 7% 11% 57%
$10k-$25k 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 3% 200%
$25k-$100k 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
$100k+ 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Held Without Bail 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unknown bail 11% 9% 10% 9% 9% 4% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) 40% 49% 53% 54% 58% 76% 26% 57% 119%
Unsecured (SOB) 3% 4% 13% 11% 12% 9% 16% 34% 112%
$1-$10k 52% 40% 29% 28% 24% 13% 55% 9% -84%
$10k-$25k 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% -100%
$25k-$100k 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
$100k+ 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Held Without Bail 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unknown bail 3% 5% 3% 7% 6% 2% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) 44% 49% 47% 51% 60% 72% 60% 52% -13%
Unsecured (SOB) 4% 6% 12% 18% 10% 9% 25% 31% 24%
$1-$10k 41% 36% 31% 21% 17% 11% 8% 8% 0%
$10k-$25k 3% 2% 3% 1% 2% 2% 3% 5% 67%
$25k-$100k 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 3% 3% 0%
$100k+ 0% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% Inf%
Held Without Bail 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unknown bail 6% 5% 5% 7% 11% 4% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) 45% 39% 53% 48% 50% 57% 51% 36% -29%
Unsecured (SOB) 7% 10% 9% 17% 15% 10% 32% 34% 6%
$1-$10k 25% 20% 16% 20% 10% 10% 3% 17% 467%
$10k-$25k 4% 8% 6% 2% 3% 8% 5% 2% -60%
$25k-$100k 5% 10% 3% 3% 3% 6% 5% 3% -40%
$100k+ 2% 1% 0% 3% 5% 4% 3% 8% 167%
Held Without Bail 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0%
Unknown bail 11% 13% 14% 7% 14% 6% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) 32% 40% 37% 30% 38% 51% 37% 30% -19%
Unsecured (SOB) 5% 8% 14% 19% 16% 17% 34% 41% 21%
$1-$10k 51% 41% 36% 39% 33% 22% 16% 8% -50%
$10k-$25k 4% 3% 3% 3% 3% 5% 7% 12% 71%
$25k-$100k 1% 3% 3% 2% 3% 1% 5% 9% 80%
$100k+ 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0%
Held Without Bail 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unknown bail 7% 6% 6% 7% 7% 4% 1% 0% -100%
No bail (ROR) 35% 27% 27% 36% 36% 45% 41% 25% -39%
Unsecured (SOB) 2% 7% 8% 6% 15% 18% 31% 46% 48%
$1-$10k 48% 50% 50% 42% 36% 27% 20% 14% -30%
$10k-$25k 3% 3% 3% 5% 2% 4% 4% 7% 75%
$25k-$100k 3% 2% 2% 1% 2% 2% 3% 6% 100%
$100k+ 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% Inf%
Held Without Bail 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unknown bail 7% 10% 9% 9% 9% 5% 1% 1% 0%
No bail (ROR) 5% 35% 27% 42% 40% 46% 32% 30% -6%
Unsecured (SOB) 10% 2% 5% 14% 6% 15% 29% 24% -17%
$1-$10k 73% 12% 27% 12% 11% 15% 8% 3% -62%
$10k-$25k 5% 10% 16% 7% 6% 8% 5% 6% 20%
$25k-$100k 2% 16% 3% 11% 15% 12% 18% 12% -33%
$100k+ 2% 6% 8% 2% 2% 4% 5% 24% 380%
Held Without Bail 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unknown bail 4% 20% 14% 12% 21% 0% 3% 0% -100%
No bail (ROR) 40% 43% 47% 44% 44% 50% 37% 34% -8%
Unsecured (SOB) 3% 4% 8% 11% 11% 11% 31% 34% 10%
$1-$10k 40% 33% 27% 29% 28% 22% 14% 11% -21%
$10k-$25k 4% 6% 4% 4% 5% 8% 9% 8% -11%
$25k-$100k 3% 4% 4% 3% 3% 5% 7% 9% 29%
$100k+ 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 3% 50%
Held Without Bail 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unknown bail 7% 8% 8% 7% 8% 4% 0% 0% 0%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Drugs

The offense categories have recently changed. Please see this data story and the definitions page for more information.
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 Bail Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
No bail (ROR) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 Inf%
Unsecured (SOB) 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 9 29%
$1-$10k 3 9 2 3 1 8 1 1 0%
$10k-$25k 5 9 9 4 19 26 16 19 19%
$25k-$100k 68 83 77 119 110 160 152 198 30%
$100k+ 299 313 276 285 206 241 351 343 -2%
Held Without Bail 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 -100%
Unknown bail 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0%
No bail (ROR) 607 534 479 375 984 1,314 713 471 -34%
Unsecured (SOB) 22 62 254 510 683 955 896 961 7%
$1-$10k 2,665 2,571 2,396 2,949 2,048 1,619 585 315 -46%
$10k-$25k 1,091 954 810 824 685 816 516 543 5%
$25k-$100k 474 437 339 303 241 222 442 630 43%
$100k+ 211 207 217 193 114 155 207 257 24%
Held Without Bail 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 -100%
Unknown bail 109 125 104 62 111 45 2 3 50%
No bail (ROR) 6,018 5,001 4,487 5,553 5,240 4,960 2,232 1,290 -42%
Unsecured (SOB) 34 74 154 378 120 106 117 161 38%
$1-$10k 657 448 369 433 146 77 30 16 -47%
$10k-$25k 45 43 24 30 11 10 8 6 -25%
$25k-$100k 25 25 31 15 4 3 6 4 -33%
$100k+ 1 1 3 2 1 2 1 2 100%
Held Without Bail 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -100%
Unknown bail 1,917 1,159 1,133 1,527 876 502 44 2 -95%
No bail (ROR) 13 12 13 4 3 58 50 8 -84%
Unsecured (SOB) 0 0 7 6 5 13 20 17 -15%
$1-$10k 40 52 38 13 8 15 5 4 -20%
$10k-$25k 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 4 33%
$25k-$100k 1 4 0 1 0 2 1 8 700%
$100k+ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 Inf%
Held Without Bail 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Unknown bail 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0%
No bail (ROR) 6,638 5,547 4,979 5,932 6,227 6,333 2,995 1,770 -41%
Unsecured (SOB) 56 136 415 894 809 1,075 1,040 1,148 10%
$1-$10k 3,365 3,080 2,805 3,398 2,203 1,719 621 336 -46%
$10k-$25k 1,141 1,006 844 859 716 853 543 572 5%
$25k-$100k 568 549 447 438 355 387 601 840 40%
$100k+ 511 521 496 480 321 398 559 604 8%
Held Without Bail 3 5 0 0 0 3 3 0 -100%
Unknown bail 2,026 1,285 1,241 1,590 987 547 46 5 -89%
Areas in red coincide with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the criminal legal system has operated completely differently than it normally does. The changes that can be observed on our dashboard include: 1) isolation, closed schools, and the loss of community programming has led to an increase in serious violent crime, 2) police have made fewer arrests overall (in particular for minor offenses), 3) court policies and other restrictions meant to keep people safe have also disrupted or delayed court hearings and led to a significant increase in open cases forced dismissals and withdrawals. See our report on the justice system during COVID-19 to learn more.

Rates

Data: Year End Bail Amount Breakdown by Offense Category
Offense Category Bail Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Yr-Yr
Change
No bail (ROR) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unsecured (SOB) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 2% 100%
$1-$10k 1% 2% 1% 1% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0%
$10k-$25k 1% 2% 2% 1% 6% 6% 3% 3% 0%
$25k-$100k 18% 20% 21% 29% 33% 37% 29% 35% 21%
$100k+ 80% 75% 76% 69% 61% 55% 66% 60% -9%
Held Without Bail 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unknown bail 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) 12% 11% 10% 7% 20% 26% 21% 15% -29%
Unsecured (SOB) 0% 1% 6% 10% 14% 19% 27% 30% 11%
$1-$10k 51% 53% 52% 57% 42% 32% 17% 10% -41%
$10k-$25k 21% 20% 18% 16% 14% 16% 15% 17% 13%
$25k-$100k 9% 9% 7% 6% 5% 4% 13% 20% 54%
$100k+ 4% 4% 5% 4% 2% 3% 6% 8% 33%
Held Without Bail 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Unknown bail 2% 3% 2% 1% 2% 1% 0% 0% 0%
No bail (ROR) 69% 74% 72% 70% 82% 88% 92% 87% -5%
Unsecured (SOB) 0% 1% 2% 5% 2% 2% 5% 11% 120%
$1-$10k 8% 7% 6% 5% 2% 1% 1% 1% 0%
$10k-$25k 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
$25k-$100k 0%