Red Dead Redemption 2 Guide: Bounty Values per Crime

In Red Dead Redemption 2 whenever you commit a crime or get caught doing one, you’ll get a bounty on your head. Sheriffs will hunt for you, you could be asked to leave town or even banned if your bounty level is too high.

Now if you’re bounty level gets too high in Red Dead Redemption 2, bounty hunters will after you and they’re tough to get rid of. Also if you’ve killed a Sheriff or any police, you’ll get shot on sight.

Depending on the crime, your bounty will rise by different amount, measured in money. The higher the bounty on your head the severe the punishment.

The below tables shows the Different Bounties and Bounty Values per Crime in Red Dead Redemption 2:

Animal CrueltyLow (Medium for kills)$5
ArsonLow (in the wilderness) /
Medium (in towns)
Bank RobberyHigh$25
Disturbing the PeaceLow$5-$10
Jail BreakHigh$25
KidnappingHigh$10 ($15 for lawmen)
MurderHigh$15 ($20 for lawmen)
TheftLow; Medium for horse theft$5 ($10 for horse theft)
Train RobberyHigh$50
Unarmed AssaultLow (in towns) / Medium
(in the wilderness)

Getting rid of your bounty is easy, either get arrested or pay your bounty to the station clerk at your nearest train station.

Did our Red Dead Redemption 2 Bounty Value Guide help you? Let us know if you have any questions in the comments.


We have a lot more coverage about Red Dead Redemption 2 on site; earlier this week we covered guides on Horse Breeds, Bathing, Hunting, Weapons and equipment.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is available now on Xbox One and PS4.

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