State Criminal Justice Profile

Illinois

BJA Investments

In Fiscal Year 2014, BJA provided more than $15 million* in state and local funds to Illinois.

Justice Assistance Grant Program—State Formula $7,339,504
Justice Assistance Grant Program—21 Local Awards $3,689,682
Other Direct Discretionary Funds $4,287,856

Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
*This amount does not include funding for national training and technical assistance programs that benefit all states and territories.

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Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program—State Formula

Grantee Name GMS Project Period Project Title GMS Award Amount
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 FY 2014 Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Program $7,339,504

Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program—Local Awards

Grantee Name GMS Project Period Project Title GMS Award Amount
City of Aurora 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 2014 JAG Equipment, Technical Assistance, and Training Programs $78,314
City of Bloomington 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 2014 JAG Officer Safety and Equipment Programs $42,492
City of Carbondale 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 2014 JAG Initiatives $21,933
City of Champaign 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Staff Study and Community Survey $74,791
City of Chicago 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 FY 2014 Chicago/Cook County JAG $2,570,707
City of Danville 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 2014 JAG Equipment Program $28,949
City of Decatur 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 FY 2014 JAG Program $37,653
City of East St. Louis 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 JAG—Equipment $166,820
City of Granite City 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 2014 JAG Equipment Project $26,658
City of Herrin 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 FY 2014 JAG Program $14,345
City of Kankakee 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 FY 2014 JAG Project $21,103
City of Naperville 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 FY 2014 JAG Program $10,222
City of Peoria 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 2014 JAG Equipment Project $87,590
City of Quincy 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 2014 JAG Equipment Project $16,149
City of Rockford 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 2014 JAG Equipment Project $196,685
City of Springfield 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 BJA FY 2014 JA11 Grant Fleet Upgrade $125,101
City of Urbana 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 2014 JAG Grant for Tasers $14,832
City of Waukegan 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Police Cruiser (SUV) $44,612
Knox County 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 Infrared Camera Acquisition $11,768
Rock Island County 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 FY 2014 JAG Law Enforcement Programs $40,746
Will County Executive 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Will County-City of Joliet Joint JAG Initiative $58,212

Other Direct Discretionary Funds

Grantee Name GMS Project Period Project Title GMS Award Amount
Cook County 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2016 Misdemeanor Deferred Prosecution Enhancement Program $435,253
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2016 Northern District of Illinois FY 2014 Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative $500,000
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 FY 2014 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners (RSAT) Program $285,634
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2015 FY 2014 Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Reallocation Funds/Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Program $131,697
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority 08/01/2012 – 07/31/2015 FY 2014 Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) Reallocation Funds $263,394
Illinois Department of Corrections 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2015 Illinois Department of Corrections Statewide Adult Recidivism Reduction Strategic Plan Implementation Program $1,000,000
Illinois Student Assistance Commission 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2015 Illinois FY 2014 John R. Justice Program $38,308
Kane County 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2017 Kane County Drug Court Treatment and Recovery Support Services Enhancement and Expansion Program $233,570
Macon County 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2016 Drug Court Enhancement Grant $200,000
Safer Foundation 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2017 Accelerating Reentry for Returning Citizens (ARRC) Program $1,000,000
Sangamon County 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2016 Sangamon County Adult Drug Court Project $200,000

Law Enforcement Agencies and Officers

Law Enforcement Agencies: 262

Sworn Officers: 9,420

City     County     Tribal     State     Other

Source: FBI Uniform Crime Report (2013)

  • More than 81% of the 262 law enforcement agencies in Illinois have 50 or fewer sworn officers.
  • Nearly 41% of sworn officers work for agencies with 100 or more officers.

Officer Fatalities and Assaults

Between 2004 and 2013, 15 officers were feloniously killed (1 in 2013) and 21 officers were accidentally killed in the line of duty.*

*Assault data is not available.

Crime Trends

According to the FBI Annual Report, nationwide violent crime in 2013 decreased more than 4% from the 2012 estimates. Below are the current crime trends for Illinois:

Crime 2012 2013 %
Violent Crime 53,403 48,974 -8.3
Murder and Manslaughter 744 706 -5.1
Forcible Rape* 3,570 7,539 N/A
Robbery 19,471 17,722 -9.0
Aggravated Assault 29,618 26,283 -11.3
Property Crime 332,013 292,983 -11.8
Burglary 71,101 58,237 -18.1
Larceny-Theft 235,222 213,813 -9.1
Motor Vehicle Theft 25,690 20,933 -18.5
*Agencies within this state submitted rape data according to both the revised UCR definition of rape and the legacy UCR definition of rape.

Arrest Data

In 2013, total arrests (120,760) decreased 3.70% from 2012. Violent-crime arrests decreased 9.11% (6,076), and property-related arrests decreased 8.46% (16,792).*
Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reports

*

Rape figures for Illinois include only those data provided by Rockford.

Court Structure

Court of Last Resort:    Supreme Court
Intermediate Appellate:    Appellate Court
General Jurisdiction:    Circuit Court

Corrections

Prisoner Admissions: 30,959
Prisoner Releases: 31,370
Total Prisoners: 48,653

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics (2013)

Major Correctional Facilities: 50
Recidivism Rate: Data not available
Top Offenses: Homicide, controlled substance act, sexual assault (FY 2014)

Source: Illinois Department of Corrections

Regional Informations Sharing Systems® (RISS)

The Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center (MOCIC), a RISS Center, serves Illinois. There are 184 Illinois criminal justice agencies that are members of MOCIC.
Source: Regional Information Sharing Systems

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Highlights

In Illinois, Byrne JAG state funding has assisted with numerous innovative initiatives and supports:

  • Adult Redeploy Illinois program, which provides financial incentives to local jurisdictions that treat offenders in the community instead of in prison. The program is based on the juvenile model, which has been operating since 2004 with positive results. Since its inception, Adult Redeploy Illinois has diverted more than 2,000 low-level offenders from prison to community supervision, saving taxpayers an estimated $45 million in correctional costs.

  • Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority’s State, County and Local Collaboration and Data Exchange Project. This project provides the state’s criminal justice and information technology leaders with the most current national information sharing standards models and comprehensive solutions.

  • Cook County Public Defender’s Office’s DNA and Digital Evidence Litigation Program, which trains assistant public defenders in understanding and using DNA and digital communication evidence.

  • Females in Transition program through the Illinois Department of Corrections. The program aims to reduce recidivism by fully engaging offenders in their communities and providing them with stability through weekly forums on relevant issues.

Source: National Criminal Justice Association

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State Administering Agency (SAA)

Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority John Maki, Executive Director
http://www.icjia.state.il.us/public/

Illinois At-A-Glance

Total Population: 12,882,135
Population Under 18: 3,023,307
Population Over 65: 1,743,641

Source: U.S. Census (2013 est.)

State Investigative Agency:
Illinois State Police Leo P. Schmitz, Director

Local Governments: 6,963
Source: U.S. Census (2012)

Federally Recognized Tribes: 0
Source: Bureau of Indian Affairs

U.S. Attorneys’ Offices: James A. Lewis—Central District of Illinois, Springfield Zachary T. Fardon—Northern District of Illinois, Chicago James L. Porter—Southern District of Illinois, Fairview Heights Source: U.S. Department of Justice

Homeland Security Agency: Illinois Emergency Management Agency James K. Joseph, Director http://iema.illinois.gov

Drug Courts: 61
Source: National Drug Court Resource Center