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Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 2004 - Statistical Tables

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Table 12. Median and mean bail amounts set for felony defendants, by pretrial release/detention outcome and most serious arrest charge, 2004

Most serious
arrest charge
Felony defendants in the 75 largest counties
Median bail amount   Mean bail amount
Total   Released   Detained   Total   Released   Detained  
     All offenses $10,000     $6,000     $25,000       $52,500     $16,600     $85,800    
Violent offenses $25,000   $10,000   $50,000     $99,900   $20,700   $166,700  
  Murder 500,000   25,000   500,000     819,500   50,800   926,600  
  Rape 50,000   25,000   150,000     142,400   37,000   253,600  
  Robbery 25,000   10,000   50,000     68,700   22,900   92,200  
  Assault 15,000   7,500   50,000     72,400   15,300   130,900  
  Other violent 25,000   15,000   75,000     125,800   30,600   224,300  
Property offenses $10,000   $5,000   $20,000     $33,500   $12,900   $49,600  
  Burglary 20,000   10,000   25,000     43,100   15,300   58,800  
  Larceny/theft 7,500   5,000   15,000     27,700   9,400   43,900  
  Motor vehicle theft 20,000   5,000   20,000     32,600   17,000   37,700  
  Forgery 5,000   5,000   15,000     27,100   6,800   64,300  
  Fraud 7,500   5,000   10,000     35,500   23,600   52,500  
  Other property 10,000   5,000   20,000     28,600   10,200   44,700  
Drug offenses $10,000   $5,700   $25,000     $39,200   $18,200   $61,200  
  Trafficking 15,000   10,000   25,000     54,400   26,900   85,600  
  Other drug 10,000   5,000   20,000     26,000   9,900   41,600  
Public-order offenses $10,000   $5,000   $25,000     $31,300   $11,300   $57,700  
  Weapons 15,000   8,000   35,000     39,300   14,100   66,600  
  Driving-related 5,000   3,500   20,000     18,900   7,700   39,900  
  Other public-order 10,000   5,000   15,000     35,600   12,900   61,400  
Note: Data on bail amount were available for 96% of all
defendants for whom a bail amount was set.  Table excludes
defendants given nonfinancial release.

Source: State Court Processing Statistics (SCPS)
  See also Methodology.
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