The state and local law enforcement handle all IL arrest records for the state. Per the Uniform Conviction Information Act (UCIA) of 1991, the state mandates that all IL criminal records information be readily available to the general public. Requests can be made via name-based searches to obtain a match and get a copy of someone’s criminal record. They also offer fingerprint-based searches as well. Those must come directly from an authorized fingerprint vendor.
Yes. According to the Uniform Conviction Information Act (UCIA) enacted on January 1, 1991, criminal records must be made available to the general public. IL offers arrest records to individuals readily. They also list sex offenders on their website for a quick review.
|Black or African American||66%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0%|
|Offenders w/ reported race||3,562|
|Black or African American||52%|
|Victims w/ reported race||3,765|
An Illinois state record report will show the person’s basic information like name, address, phone, email, gender, race, height, weight, any scars or tattoos and fingerprints, and mug shots. Also included will be details of their arrests including the date of arrest, place of arrest, mugshots, arresting officer’s name and agency. Additionally, there will be the charges filed, dispositions, convictions, bail, bond or fees paid, any incarcerations and if any vehicles were involved in the crime, those will also be included.
Yes. Police records in Illinois are public records. However, not all information is available. Each individual police station has control over what they will release to you and what they will not. Most copies cost between $5-$20 in fees. Depending on the type of incident and police station, you will see the following information on the report:
Sometimes you can find these reports online, but the best place to start in Illinois is by contacting the local police department directly.
Mugshots in Illinois are readily available to the general public. Therefore, you may see suspects and arrested people’s mugshots online in a variety of places. Sometimes newspapers grab them to post stories about recent crimes. Informational portals use them to supply people with public records, and other sites grab them to post for profit.
Law enforcement all over the U.S. began using mugshots in the 1800s after photography was perfected. A French officer named Alphonse Bertillon made it a standard part of the booking process, and it remains so today. When a suspect is arrested, they are photographed from the front and side to create a composite image called a mugshot. These images are used to help identify criminals to victims and witnesses.
Police officers arrest suspects when they have probable cause or a warrant for their arrest. After being taken into custody, they are transported to the local jail or detention center. Police must read him or her their Miranda rights before arresting them.
The crime rate has increased over the past decade in Illinois, going from 1,841 crimes in 2006 to 51,201 by 11% higher than it was back in 2006. The largest percentage of violent crimes falls into the Aggravated Assault category, with Revised Rape being the least popular crime in the state.
A police officer in this state can arrest someone if they have probable cause by witnessing a crime or one is reported to them, and they investigate it and then find probable cause. A police officer has some discretion as to whether they want to arrest or release someone. Police can also arrest someone when they are in possession of a warrant issued from an IL judge. When an officer arrests someone, they will fill out an arrest card electronically or on paper.
Any peace officer in the state of Illinois can arrest you. Even those that work for other types of law enforcement agencies such as county sheriff's office may also arrest someone. Also, according to 725 ILCS 5/107-3, any private person has the legal right to arrest someone when they witness them committing a crime. They can even arrest a person if they suspect them of committing a crime based on probable cause.
Unlike traffic violations, criminal convictions and arrests will stay on someone’s Illinois background check report forever. Arrests that did not lead to a conviction may be sealed or expunged upon request. However, some convictions will remain on the record and are ineligible for sealing or expungement. Things like DUIs will be on there for life. Sealed records will be shielded from the public record but will stay on the arrest record. Expunged records will be deleted entirely.
Yes, offenders can apply to have some arrests and charges that did not result in conviction expunged. In some cases, they can ask to have specific records sealed. Serious violent crimes, drug crimes, and DUIs, however, cannot be sealed or expunged and will remain on the record forever.
IL crime rate was up from the previous year and totals 438.8 per 100,000 citizens. This total includes 997 murders. The murder rate for 2017 was 7.8 per 100,000 people. The property crime rate for 2017 in Illinois was 2,011.4 per 100,000 residents. Property crime fell by 2 percent while other crimes rose for the year. Chicago saw a 16 percent decrease in murder rates for the year.
Most of the violent crime offenders in Illinois were 20-29 and the largest percentage of violent crime victims were 20-29.
|Offenders w/ reported age||2,745|
|Victims w/ reported age||2,369|
Residence Home is the place where the majority of crimes in Illinois were committed, in most of the crime cases the offender was a relationship unknown.
|Other Family Member||53|
The popular arrests for 2017 in Illinois was for Other Assaults - 14,494, the same popularity of the arrest type was seen in Delaware and Illinois. The least popularity had Arson arrests - with only 72 crimes a year.
|Arrest Type||Under 18||All ages||Total arrests|
|Murder & Non-negligent Manslaughter||28||272||300|