Illinois Criminal Records

  • Illinois has 12,859,995 total people (FBI, 2015).
  • Illinois is the 46th 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, 2015)

Crime Category Reported Cases National Rank
Violent Crime 49,354 46th / 51 (Very High)
Murder 744 47th / 51 (Very High)
Rape 4,821 44th / 51 (Very High)
Robbery 14,910 46th / 51 (Very High)
Aggravated Assault 28,879 45th / 51 (Very High)
Property Crime 255,729 43rd / 51 (Very High)
Burglary 46,443 43rd / 51 (Very High)
Larceny Theft 191,634 44th / 51 (Very High)
Motor Vehicle Theft 17,652 45th / 51 (Very High)