But data from the New York city criminal justice agency shows that since bail reform started in 2020, the numbers haven't changed much.
The vast majority more than 95 percent of people arrested have not been arrested again, and less than one percent commit violent crimes.
And advocates argue that crime has gone up in cities that have not instituted reforms just like those that have, but New Yorkers say something needs to change.
It kind of makes you think that you got to always be watching your back, no matter where you go. - In Seattle, a similar story with murder playing out in broad daylight and on surveillance video.
这让你觉得无论你去哪里，你都得时刻提防着自己。 - 在西雅图，类似的谋杀事件在光天化日之下上演，监控录像也在播放。
You can see 48 year old Aaron Fulk swinging a metal bar at a 66 year old man, that victim dying from his injuries over the weekend.
He's now charged with first degree murder and is being held on a 2.5 million dollar bail, he pleaded not guilty, but just eight days before the attack, Folk was charged with felony harassment in another county.
For allegedly threatening to kill a public transit safety officer where he also pleaded not guilty, prosecutors wanted to hold Fulk on a 10 thousand dollar bond.
But he was released with a referral for services, according to a spokesperson for the prosecuting attorney's office, violent crime in seattle is up this year rising above records from the past 14 years.
According to Seattle PD, some say these are the kinds of red flags that should not be left unchecked.
When we're talking about violent repeat felons, and there are times where people are out on eight felony aggravated robbery bonds, and they get another one, and that's ridiculous, and it shouldn't be happening.
All right Steven Romo joins us now live in studio, so Steven of course there is a racial component to this debate, what are both sides saying?
Well critics of bail reform say that black and brown people are far too often the victims of these crimes, that are perpetrated by repeat offenders, saying the concern should be on them and not on the accused.
But advocates of changing bail systems say there are disparities in bond amounts, compared to income, and charges for people of color, and something needs to be done to make the system more just.
They do point to cities like Houston Texas saying there's been success for bail reform for misdemeanor fences in that city.
But tom I got to tell you there's still so much debate on this issue in Houston even with that success. - It just feels like it's everything everyone is talking about in New York city, all right Steven Romo, first, steven, thank you.
但是汤姆，我得告诉你，在休斯顿，即使取得了这样的成功，关于这个问题仍然有很多争论。 - 只是感觉这是纽约所有人都在谈论的事情，好吧，史蒂文，首先，史蒂文，谢谢你。