Statistics About The Average Bail Amount

The average bail amount is approximately $50,000.

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"The average bail for felony defendants in the U.S. is about $10,000."

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"The nationwide average bail amount for misdemeanors is $1,500 as per BJS statistics."

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"About 2 out of 3 felony defendants in large urban U.S. counties were released either on bail or by court order."

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"In 15 of the 40 largest U.S. counties, more than half of released felony defendants were required to post bail."

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"In 2017, the average bail in California was reportedly over $50,000."

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"In 2006, the median bail in the 75 largest U.S. counties was $55,400 for drug offenses and $10,000 for public-order offenses."

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"In 2006 approximately 46% of defendants had bail amounts set at $5,000 or less."

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"In New York City, the average bail for a misdemeanor is around $1,000 according to Center for Court Innovation."

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"For offenses that are violent but non-homicidal, bail can range between $90,000-$100,000 according to Bail Bonds Network."

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"In San Francisco, the average bail amount is around $50,000, as per the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office."

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"In 2009, approximately 61% of people in jail awaiting trial had a bail amount set but could not meet the financial requirements."

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"In Los Angeles, California, the bail for possession with the intent to sell narcotics is set at $30,000, according to the Los Angeles Superior Court Bail Schedule."

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"According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, at least 6 out of 10 jailed people are eligible to be released on bail."

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"The median bail bond amount in Texas is $5,000."

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"According to the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, a third of individuals with a bail set had an amount of $5,000 or less in North Carolina."

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"According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), people sitting in jails around the country are usually there because they cannot afford to pay bail. About 34% of defendants nationwide are held in jail pretrial."

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"The mean bail amount set for detained defendants from 1990-2004 increased 43%, adjusting for inflation, from $38,800 to $55,400."

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