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Lake County Arrest Records

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Lake County, IL Arrest Records

What are Lake County Arrest Statistics?

The county of Lake had 3,446 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 163.43 per 100,000 residents. This is 77.89% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 101 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Lake also processed 1,048 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Clinton and Cook, Lake is a more dangerous place to live.

  • 3,446Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 163.43Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 101Violent crime arrests

Lake County Recent Arrest Trends

The most popular crime committed in Lake is larceny/theft totaling 710, followed by burglary, and then motor vehicle theft.

  • 710Larceny/Theft
  • 264Burglary
  • 74Motor Vehicle Theft

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Lake County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Lake tallied 101 violent crimes and 1,048 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Lake is lower by 77.89% than the national average.

Lake County Crime Rate from 2010-2017

Lake County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of police departments and in many forms. In most typically, Lake county police reports may be located from the local county Sheriff’s Office. You can show up in person and request files as county police records are available to anyone per the state laws and the Freedom of Information Act. The files may include Lake county police reports, Lake county bookings and even pictures. These files are related to when a suspect is arrested, booked, and imprisoned. First, they are questioned, and basic details is taken while policemen fills out the report. Then the police takes images of the criminal, and they are put in a jail cell until they can make bond the fees. Some areas may charge a fee for a copy of police records. You may have to go there in person and may need to have the following details 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 attendant find the paperwork you need.

Lake county police records can show a lot of information about a criminal. A good illustration of police record might be a traffic crash report. Some files are available to the public after a waiting period, such as 60-days.

Sometimes you can obtain copies of Lake county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about paperwork and the cost.

Lake County Mugshots

Lake County mugshots have been performed since the 1800s, shortly after the creation of photography. Then in 1888, a French law enforcement officer Alphonse Bertillon standardized the process and made it the norm. Collections of these images are kept in a “mug book” to help witnesses and victims identify suspects.

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

Also , when a judge issues an Lake county arrest warrant for other reasons , and the suspect does not show up in court, these mugshots are used to help identity the suspect.

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

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Sex Offenders

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

Lake County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Lake county, Illinois with a total number of 0 employees - female, male officers and civilians. Lake County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is IL0490000, it belongs to the East North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

Police Departments in Lake County

Antioch Police Department433 Orchard St847-395-8585
Grayslake Police Department10 S. Seymour Avenue(847) 223-2341
Gurnee Police Department100 N. O'Plaine Road(847) 599-7000
Highland Park Police Department1677 Old Deerfield Road(847) 432-7730
Highwood Police Department17 Highwood Ave.847-432-2151
Island Lake Police Department3720 Greenleaf Ave(847) 526-2100
Lake Bluff Police Department45 E. Center Ave847-234-8760
Lake Forest Police Department255 W. Deerpath847-234-2601
Lake Zurich Police Department200 Mohawk Trail847-719-1690
Libertyville Police Department200 E Cook Ave847-362-8310
Lincolnshire Police DepartmentOne Olde Half Day Road847-913-2350
Mundelein Police Department221 N Lake St847-968-4600
North Chicago Police Department1850 Lewis Avenue847-596-8710
Round Lake Police Department741 W Town Line Rd847-546-8112
Vernon Hills Police Department754 Lakeview Pkwy847-362-4449
Wauconda Police Department311 S Main St847-526-2421
Waukegan Police Department101 N West St847-360-9000
Winthrop Harbor Police Department830 Sheridan Road847-872-2131
Zion Police Department2101 Salem Blvd847-872-8000

Lake County, IL Jail and Inmate Records

LAKE County has 566 jails with an average daily population of 1,246 inmates with a total of 566 jail population. When breaking down the LAKE County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 9% with 52 female and 462 male inmates.

  • 566Jails
  • 566Prisoners
  • 120 %Jail Rate

How Does Lake County Inmate Search Work?

Lake County inmate records are public documents that anyone can get a copy of easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the access to regarding Lake county inmate records which provide a lot of useful details about a person.

Lake County Booking

Lake county bookings are also helpful when looking for details on whether or not a person has been arrested. When a criminal is arrested, the officer fills out documents and then holds them in a prison , which essentially becomes their Lake county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, images , physical details, their name, and address, police officer who arrested them , the details of the crime, the location, and any cars that were involved. The general public has the power to read a copy of someone’s Lake county booking records without any type of allowance .

Lake County Jail

  • Agency Name: Lake County IL Jail - Robert Babcox Justice Center
  • State: IL
  • City: Waukegan
  • Type: County
  • Address: 20 South County Street, PO Box 38
  • Phone Number: 847-377-4188
  • Fax: 847-360-5763
  • Email:
  • Website:

Prisons and Jails in Lake County

Lake County IL Juvenile Detention25467 North Milwaukee Ave.847-377-7800
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