Skip to content

Cook County Arrest Records

The following is for informational purposes only

Cook County, IL Arrest Records

What Are Cook County Arrests Statistics?

Cook County had 2,634 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 12.47 per 100.000 population which is by 98.31% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 182 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Alexander and county Bond it’s a safer place to live in.

  • 2,634Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 12.47Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 182Violent crime arrests

Recent Arrests in Cook County

Currently, the most popular arrest in Cook is larceny/theft - 311 arrests followed by aggravated assault - 109 and burglary - 106 arrests.

  • 311Larceny/Theft
  • 109Aggravated Assault
  • 106Burglary

Cook County Arrests: Violent vs. Non-Violent Crimes

Violent crime in Cook County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased but not the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 100.65 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 96.52% lower.

Cook County Arrest Records by type from 2004-2017

Cook County Police Reports

Police records exist in different types of law enforcement agencies and in many forms. In most cases, Cook county police reports may be found from the local county Sheriff’s Office. You can appear in person and request copies as county police records are available to the general public per the state laws and the Freedom of Information Act. These records may include Cook county police reports, Cook county bookings and even mugshots. These records are related to when someone is arrested, booked, and jailed. First, they are questioned, and basic information is taken while officers fills out the report. Then they takes mugshots of the suspect, and they are put in a jail cell until they can make bail the fees. Some counties may charge a fee for a copy of police records. You may have to visit in person and may need to have the following information for them to find your file:

  • Date and time of the occurrence
  • The location of the incident
  • Name(s) of those involved
  • Officer’s name and rank
  • Case number

This will help the officer find the documents you need.

Cook county police records can provide a lot of information about a suspect. A good example of police record might be a traffic accident report. Some records are available to the public after a waiting period, such as 60-days.

Sometimes you can order copies of Cook county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about forms and the fees.

Cook County Mugshots

Cook County mugshots have been used since the 1800s, shortly after the invention of photography. Then in 1888, a French police officer Alphonse Bertillon standardized the process and made it the norm. Groups of these mugshots are kept in a “mug book” to help witnesses and victims identify criminals.

Cook county mugshots are the photographs taken of suspects upon arrest. Local police, Sheriff’s Offices, and other law enforcement agencies take them. Typically , the subject is photographed from the front (full-face view) and then the side (profile view). These Cook county mugshots are filed with the person’s criminal record and police reports. They are used by victims, witnesses, and investigators to identify criminals guys.

Additionally , when a judge issues an Cook county arrest warrant for other purposes , and the person does not show up in court, these mugshots are used to help find the suspect.

Mugshots are readily available online as they are public records. Information brokers portals offer mugshots with other types of public records such as criminal records, arrest records and other court cases.

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Sex Offenders

Police and arrest records will also contain on felonies, misdemeanors, and sex offenders. Since everything is computerized available and connected, any past incidents will show up as well.

Cook County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Cook county, Illinois with a total number of 381 employees - 127 female, 127 male officers and 127 civilians. Cook County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is IL0160000, it belongs to the East North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

  • Agency Name: Cook County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Illinois
  • City: Chicago
  • Type: County
  • Address: 50 W. Washington
  • Phone Number: (312) 603-6444
  • Email:
  • Website:

Cook County Police Departments

Alsip Police Department4500 123RD St708-385-6902
Arlington Heights Police Department1500 W Shure Dr847-368-5300
Bellwood Police Department3200 Washington Blvd708-547-3530
Berkeley Police Department5819 Electric Avenue708-449-8716
Berwyn Police Department6401 W. 31st Street708-795-5600
Bridgeview Police Department7500 S. Oketo Ave708-458-2131
Broadview Police Department2350 S 25th Ave708-345-6550
Brookfield Police Department8820 Brookfield Avenue708-485-8131
Burbank Police Department5650 W. 75th Place(708) 924-7300
Calumet City Police Department1200 Pulaski Road(708) 868-2500
Chicago Heights Police Department1601 Halsted St708-756-6400
Chicago Police Department3510 South Michigan Avenue312-745-4290
Chicago Ridge Police Department10425 S. Ridgeland Ave.708-425-7831
Cicero Police Department4901 W. Cermak Road708-652-2130
Country Club Hills Police Department3700 175th Pl708-798-3191
Des Plaines Police Department1420 Miner St847-391-5444
Dolton Police Department14030 Park Ave708-841-2533
Elk Grove Village Police Department901 Wellington Ave847-357-4100
Elmwood Park Police Department7420 W. Fullerton Avenue.708-453-2137
Evanston Police Department1454 Elmwood Avenue847.866.5000

Cook County Jail Inmate Search

COOK County has 8,515 jails with an average daily population of 616 inmates with a total of 8,515 jail population. When breaking down the COOK County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 7% with 560 female and 7,454 male inmates.

  • 8,515Jails
  • 8,515Prisoners
  • 240 %Jail Rate

How Does Cook County Inmate Search Work?

Cook County inmate records are public records that anyone can review easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the availability of regarding Cook county inmate records which provide a lot of useful information about a person.

Cook County Booking

Cook county bookings are also helpful when looking for information on whether or not someone has been arrested. When a suspect is arrested, the officer fills out forms and then holds them in a jail , which essentially becomes their Cook county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, mugshots , physical details, their name, and address, arresting officer , the details of the crime, the location, and any vehicles that were involved. The general public has the right to review a copy of someone’s Cook county booking records without any type of permission .

Cook County Jail & Department of Corrections

Cook County Jails & Prisons

Chicago MCC71 WEST VAN BUREN STREET312-322-0567
Chicago RRM200 W. ADAMS ST, RM 2915312-886-2317
Crossroads Adult Transition Center3210 West Arthington773-533-5000
North Lawndale Adult Transition Center2839 West Fillmore773-638-8480

Safest Cities for Living

Illinois Arrest Records Search