Posted on November 29, 2022

New York City DA Bragg Downgrades Over Half of Felonies to Misdemeanors

Greg Wehner, Fox News, November 27, 2022

New York City’s district attorney downgraded 52% of all felony cases so far in 2022 to misdemeanors, compared to the 39% downgraded in 2019, according to data posted the DA’s website.

In 2021, District Attorney Alvin Bragg ran on a campaign in favor of criminal justice reform, promising to uphold changes to the law that allows cash bail for violent crimes.


The NYPD’s latest crime statistic reports show that overall crimes are up 27.6%, with 112,755 reported so far in 2022 compared to 88,394 reported during the same period in 2021.


Bragg, according to data on his website, and his department declined to prosecute 35% more felony cases than in 2019, factoring in the court system’s delays in prosecuting cases from 2020-22.

The DA’s report also shows bail was requested for 2,518 felony cases so far in 2022, compared to 3,848, in 2019.