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NYC Bail Trends Since 2019

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The purpose of bail is to ensure that a person who is arrested returns to court for trial. However, in practice, the impact of bail has been to detain tens of thousands of New Yorkers, presumed innocent, before trial and cost low-income families tens of millions of dollars every year.

Report type
  • Budget / Finance
Date published
  • 2022-03-22
Calendar year
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Required Report Name
  • Not Required