The incidence of serious crimes in Fresno, California, occurs at a rate significantly higher than the rest of the United States. Only a small percentage of U.S. cities have a crime rate that is worse than that of Fresno.
Bail in a criminal case is a deposit in cash or collateral as assurance of the defendant’s appearance as required by the court to secure pretrial release from detention pending disposition of the case.
Fresno is the fifth largest city in California and the 34th largest in the U.S. However, its crime problem is significantly worse than in the other large cities in the state and also worse than in most other areas of the country.