No Cash Bail Has Produced Record Recidivism Rates
Bottom Line: As recently as last September, left wing groups which had backed the Defund Police movement and no cash bail proposals enacted by Sorors-backed prosecutors, were still trying to assert cash bail reforms were positives for society. Take this September 19th, 2022 headline from the Center for American Progress for example: Cash Bail Reform Is Not a Threat to Public Safety. Well, as always there are two sides to stories and one side to facts. The fact of the matter is...The Center for American Progress, and many others, have lied and many people have died (among many other associated issues). A first-of-its-kind study, conducted by one of the country’s first counties to enact no cash bail has been released. The results are and conclusions are both overwhelming and highly predictable.
Yolo County California, a county which encompasses parts of the Sacramento metro, found the first-year recidivism rates for those who’d been arrested but released with no cash bail, were unprecedented.
- 70% of arrested offenders were rearrested for additional crimes
- Those released on no cash bail were more than twice as likely to commit more serious crimes than they were originally arrested for
- Those released on no cash bail were three times as likely as to commit violent crimes
By way of comparison the average year one recidivism rate prior to no cash bail reforms was 19.9%. That’s a 352% increase in recidivism with no cash bail reform. What’s more, as is evidenced, criminals released without cost were commonly emboldened, committing more serious crimes and often far more violent ones after having been originally arrested and released without consequence. The results are clear, obvious and predictable. Although, perhaps even more alarming than many would have originally predicted.