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Will County Arrest Records

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Will County, IL Arrest Records

What are Will County Arrest Statistics?

Will amassed 3,173 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Will’s arrest rate was 146.33 per 100,000 residents. The county of Will is 80.2% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 144 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Will also experienced 865 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Cook and Dupage, Will is a more dangerous place to reside.

  • 3,173Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 146.33Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 144Violent crime arrests

Will County Recent Arrest Trends

In Will, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 543 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Will, is burglary, and the third most common is aggravated assault.

  • 543Larceny/Theft
  • 234Burglary
  • 88Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

In Will, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Will has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Will experienced 144 violent crimes and 865 non-violent crimes. When comparing Will to the national average of 739.02, Will is lower by 80.2% than the national average.

Will County Crime Rate from 2011-2017

Will County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of Sheriff’s Offices and in many forms. In most generally, Will county police reports may be obtained from the local county Sheriff’s Office. You can visit in person and request documents as county police records are available to the masses per the state laws and the Freedom of Information Act. The documents may include Will county police reports, Will county bookings and even images. These documents are related to when a person is arrested, booked, and incarcerated. First, they are questioned, and basic data is taken while someone fills out the report. Then the arresting officer takes pictures of the person, and they are put in a jail cell until they can make pay the fees. Some regions may charge a fee for a copy of police records. You may have to appear in person and may need to have the following facts 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 administrator find the records you need.

Will county police records can reveal a lot of information about a person. A good type of police record might be a traffic incident report. Some reports are available to the public after a waiting period, such as 60-days.

Sometimes you can get copies of Will county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about requests and the payment.

Will County Mugshots

Will County mugshots have been taken since the 1800s, shortly after the development of photography. Then in 1888, a French policeman Alphonse Bertillon standardized the process and made it the norm. Many of these pictures are kept in a “mug book” to help witnesses and victims identify people.

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

Typically , when a judge issues an Will county arrest warrant for other crimes , and the criminal does not show up in court, these mugshots are used to help locate the suspect.

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

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Sex Offenders

Police and arrest records will also include information on felonies, misdemeanors, and sex offenders. Since everything is readily available and connected, any past arrests will show up as well.

Crime Demographics by Gender and Race

Felony Crime Rate by Gender

The majority 85.4% of felonies committed in Will, are committed by males. The rest of them 14.6% are committed by females.

Misdemeanor Crime Rate by Race

The Will misdemeanors crime rates are committed by the following races: 33.3% of the crimes were committed by African Americans, 33.3% by Hispanic people, and the rest 33.3% were committed by White.

Will County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Will county, Illinois with a total number of 0 employees - female, male officers and civilians. Will County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is IL0990000, it belongs to the East North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

  • Agency Name: Will County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Illinois
  • City: Joliet
  • Type: County
  • Address: 14 W Jefferson St
  • Phone Number: 815.727.8895
  • Email:
  • Website:

Police Departments in Will County

Beecher Police Department724 Penfield St708-946-2341
Crest Hill Police Department1610 Plainfield Rd815-741-5115
Crete Police Department1370 Benton Street708-672-0911
Elwood Police Department401 E Mississippi Avenue815-424-1090
Frankfort Police Department20602 Lincoln Way Lane(815) 485-2500
Lockport Police Department1212 S. Farrell Road(815) 838-2131
Manhattan Police Department240 Market Pl815-478-4408
Mokena Police Department10907 Front St(708) 479-3912
Monee Police Department5357 West Main Street708-534-8541
New Lenox Police Department200 Veterans Parkway(815) 485-2500
Peotone Police Department208 East Main Street(708) 258-3003
Romeoville Police Department1050 W Romeo Rd815-886-7219
Shorewood Police Department903 W. Jefferson St.(815)725-4636
Wilmington Police Department129 Robert P Weidling Dr(815) 476-2813

Will County, IL Jail and Inmate Records

WILL County has 776 jails with an average daily population of 883 inmates with a total of 776 jail population. When breaking down the WILL County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 10% with 77 female and 735 male inmates.

  • 776Jails
  • 776Prisoners
  • 168 %Jail Rate

How Does Will County Inmate Search Work?

Will County inmate records are public files that anyone can acquire easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the rules regarding Will county inmate records which provide a lot of useful insights about a person.

Will County Booking

Will county bookings are also helpful when looking for stats on whether or not a stranger has been arrested. When a perpetrator is arrested, the officer fills out paperwork and then holds them in a incarceration cell , which essentially becomes their Will county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, photos , physical details, their name, and address, officer in charge , the details of the crime, the location, and any trucks that were involved. The general public has the ability to get a copy of someone’s Will county booking records without any type of approval .

Will County Jail

  • Agency Name: Will County Adult Detention Facility
  • State: IL
  • City: Joliet
  • Type: County
  • Address: 95 South Chicago Street
  • Phone Number: 815-727-7950
  • Fax: 815-727-8565
  • Email:
  • Website:

Prisons and Jails in Will County

Joliet Treatment Center2848 West McDonough Street815-730-4400
Northern Reception and Classification Center16830 So. Broadway Street, P.O. Box 112815-727-3607
River Valley Juvenile Detention Center3200 West McDonough Street815-730-7070
Stateville Correctional Center16830 So. Broadway St., P.O. Box 112815-727-3607
Stateville Minimum Security Unit16830 So. Broadway St., P.O. Box 112815-727-3607
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