Illinois Criminal Records

  • Illinois has 10,189,985 total people (FBI, 2018).
  • Illinois is the 4th largest state by population.

Court System

  • The Circuit Courts are the trial courts with general jurisdiction in almost any case and share jurisdiction with the Supreme Court to hear cases relating to revenue, mandamus, prohibition, and habeas corpus.
  • The Appellate Court hears appeals from people who requested to review the Circuit Court's decision in a particular case.
  • The Supreme Court has final appellate jurisdiction and mandatory jurisdiction in capital cases and cases where the constitutionality of laws has been questioned.

Crime Statistics for Illinois (FBI, 2018)

Crime Category Reported Cases National Rank
Violent Crime 51,201 4th / 49 (Very High)
Murder 934 3rd / 49 (Very High)
Rape 0 28th / 49 (Moderate)
Robbery 16,917 4th / 49 (Very High)
Aggravated Assault 28,792 5th / 49 (Very High)
Property Crime 0 30th / 49 (Low)
Burglary 35,875 5th / 49 (Very High)
Larceny Theft 171,219 5th / 49 (Very High)
Motor Vehicle Theft 19,102 5th / 49 (Very High)