New York City recently instituted bail reform that would allow those accused of violent crimes to be released with no bail, sometimes on the same day.
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice conducted a study, to find out if the change impacted a suspects’ chances of being re-arrested, Breitbart reports.
The study found that 72% of those who had been released after bail reform, meaning they did not have to pay bail, were rearrested for a violent crime.
Meanwhile, prior to bail reform, only 62% were rearrested for a violent crime.
The study concluded that there was a 50% increase in felony re-arrests after the city introduced its no-bail policy and a 36% increase in rearrests for violent crime.
Overall, the study found that 47 percent of New York City suspects previously charged with felonies were rearrested for crimes — including more than 31 percent of whom were rearrested for felonies, more than 17 percent rearrested for violent crimes, and almost four percent rearrested for firearm charges.
In all three categories, felonies, violent crimes, and firearm charges, felony suspects had a higher rate of rearrest after they were released without bail than those who were arrested and required to post bail before the new law went into effect.
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