The Division of Technology & Court Research (DoTCR) created the Pretrial Release Data in response to Judiciary Law 216 (5) / Executive Law 837-U, requiring the Unified Court System (UCS), in conjunction with the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), to collect and publish data on pretrial release and detention. Additional fields have been added to this extract to make it more robust for researchers studying the bail reforms from the 2019 Criminal Justice Legislation.
The de-identified csv extract contains statewide criminal arraignments from January 1st, 2020 to December 31st, 2020 and will be refreshed every six months to add cases and to update information from prior extracts. Each row contains a defendant-docket arraigned with a top arraignment charge of felony or misdemeanor. Information on case location, intake process, representation type, release decisions, top charge, demographics, case status, disposition, and prior arrest & rearrest (provided by DCJS) are included.
NOTE: The csv data extract has been updated as of 7/30/2021 to correct a calculation error in the Days_Arraign_Remand_First_Released, Warrant Ordered btw Arraign and Dispo, DAT WO WS Prior to Arraign, First Bench Warrant Date, Non Stayed WO, Num of Stayed WO, Num of ROW fields. Please download this updated CSV file and copy over any earlier versions of the file you may have saved.
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Download the most recent Pretrial Release Data Extract
Download the Pretrial Release Data Dictionary
Download the Pretrial Release Data Documentation
Important Note: The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in the rescheduling of arraignments for a significant number of Desk Appearance Ticket (DAT) cases. Therefore, these cases will not be included on the extract until they have been arraigned.
Outside New York City
- 61 City Courts
- 2 District Courts
New York City
- 5 Criminal Courts of the City of New York – excluding the community courts