Crime in Illinois Information

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This article refers to crime in the U.S. state of Illinois.

State statistics

In 2008, there were 446,135 crimes reported in Illinois, including 790 murders. [1]


In 2008, Illinois had 877 state and local law enforcement agencies. [2] Those agencies employed a total of 52,838 staff. [3] Of the total staff, 41,277 were sworn officers (defined as those with general arrest powers). [4]

Police ratio

In 2008, Illinois had 321 police officers per 100,000 residents. [5]

Capital punishment laws

Capital punishment is not applied in Illinois. [6]

See also