Illinois Criminal Records
Your Illinois state guide to courts, police, jails, crime data, records, and more.
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With 12,823,860 residents as of 2012, Illinois is number 5 in the country by population and number 24 by land size, occupying 55,519 square miles.
Illinois Criminal Records Search
You can feel confident and secure when conducting a criminal records search . The results may include court records, business records, arrest records and more. We have a vast nationwide database - the records you search for may include Illinois state and county records and any other geographic location the person has lived or worked.
Illinois Murder Rate
In 2012, there were 198 murders in Illinois. The Illinois murder rate of 1.54 (per 100,000 residents) was lower than the national average of 2.96. Murder is defined as criminal homicide - the willful killing of one human being by another.
Illinois Aggravated Assault Rate
In 2012, there were 13,620 aggravated assaults in Illinois. The Illinois aggravated assault rate of 40.15 (per 100,000 residents) was lower than the national average of 149.10. Aggravated assault is an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.
Crime Stoppers programs allow a member of a community to provide anonymous information about criminal activity, allowing a person to provide crime solving assistance to authorities without being directly involved in the investigative process. Our Crime Stoppers listings show programs in Illinois, listed below.
Crime Stopper Office
|Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers, Inc.||Arlington Heights||(847) 590-7867|
|Crime Stoppers Of Bolingbrook Inc.||Bolingbrook||630-37TIPS2|
|Crime Stoppers Of Sangamon & Menard Counties||Springfield||(217) 788-8427|
|Crime Stoppers Of The Quad Cities||Moline||(309) 762-9500|
|Crime Stoppers Of Will County||Joliet||(815) 740-2200|
|Decatur & Macon County Area Crime Stoppers, Inc.||Decatur||(217) 423-8477|
|Des Plaines Crime Stoppers||Des Plaines||(847) 699-7867|
|Naperville Crime Stoppers||Naperville||(630) 420-6006|
|Palatine-Inverness Crime Stoppers||Palatine||847-590-7867 (STOP)|
|Rockford Area Crime Stoppers||Rockford||(815) 963-7867|
There is a distinction between "jails" and "prisons." Jail are operated locally, by cities and counties. Being primarily short term facilities, jails will hold inmates sentenced to terms of one year or less, and they are typically misdemeanants. Jails will also hold inmates awaiting trial on the local level. Prisons, on the other hand, are long term facilities run by federal or state governments (and often private companies). Prisons house convicted felons and inmates serving a term of more than one year. Below is a list of the 10 largest jails, by average inmate population, in Illinois.
Average Inmate Population
|Chicago||COOK COUNTY JAILS - DEPT OF CORRS||9,374|
|Wheaton||DU PAGE COUNTY JAIL||824|
|Geneva||KANE COUNTY JAIL||523|
|Waukegan||LAKE COUNTY JAIL||598|
|Woodstock||MCHENRY COUNTY JAIL||410|
|Chicago||METRO CORRECTIONAL CENTER||721|
|Peoria||PEORIA COUNTY JAIL||459|
|Belleville||ST. CLAIR COUNTY JAIL||433|
|Joliet||WILL COUNTY ADULT DETENTION FACILITY||582|