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.



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
City
Phone
Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers, Inc.Arlington Heights(847) 590-7867
Crime Stoppers Of Bolingbrook Inc.Bolingbrook630-37TIPS2
Crime Stoppers Of Sangamon & Menard CountiesSpringfield(217) 788-8427
Crime Stoppers Of The Quad CitiesMoline(309) 762-9500
Crime Stoppers Of Will CountyJoliet(815) 740-2200
Decatur & Macon County Area Crime Stoppers, Inc.Decatur(217) 423-8477
Des Plaines Crime StoppersDes Plaines(847) 699-7867
Naperville Crime StoppersNaperville(630) 420-6006
Palatine-Inverness Crime StoppersPalatine847-590-7867 (STOP)
Rockford Area Crime StoppersRockford(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.

City
Facility
Average Inmate Population
ChicagoCOOK COUNTY JAILS - DEPT OF CORRS9,374
WheatonDU PAGE COUNTY JAIL824
GenevaKANE COUNTY JAIL523
WaukeganLAKE COUNTY JAIL598
WoodstockMCHENRY COUNTY JAIL410
ChicagoMETRO CORRECTIONAL CENTER721
PeoriaPEORIA COUNTY JAIL459
BellevilleST. CLAIR COUNTY JAIL433
JolietWILL COUNTY ADULT DETENTION FACILITY582
RockfordWINNEBAGO COUNTY614