Comptroller report finds bail reform not contributing to rising crime in New York City

The report, released this week, analyzed month-by-month figures from 2019 through early this month.

News 12 Staff

Mar 24, 2022, 9:49 PM

Updated 812 days ago

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New analysis released by the New York City Comptroller Brad Lander says rising crime in New York City is not being caused by bail reform. 
The report, released this week, analyzed month-by-month figures from 2019 through early this month. 
"Of the people that were awaiting trial in the community, 95% were not re-arrested for any new offense, and 99% were not arrested for a new violent offense," said Lander.  
This report comes as some elected officials are considering changes to the bail reform laws. The comptroller's report recommends just the opposite - calling on the state to reject rollbacks and strengthen implementation of the law. 
"If we focus on a place that's not causing the problem, that takes away from our ability to put time and money and resources and attention into things that really will make our community safer," said Lander.  


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