Cook County Criminal and Public Records

Cook County is one of 96 counties in the state of Illinois that we have criminal records data for. With a population of 43,843,829, it is the 1st most populous county in Illinois. We’ve compiled a list of free public records resources as well as some interesting criminal stats. If you’re looking for records about a specific person in Cook County, try our Public Records Search.

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Crime in Cook County

2015 is the latest year we have criminal statistics for Cook County. In that year, there were 28,622 major violent crimes and 121,545 major property crimes. Keep in mind that on top of those crimes, there were also minor crimes not included in our stats.

On a per capita basis, Cook County ranked 3rd for violent crimes and 3rd for property crimes.

To learn more about crimes in specific localities, please review our city pages.

You can also see criminal and court records for other Illinois counties.

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Cook County Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 28521 28622
Murder 474 532
Rape 1808 1878
Agg. Assault 14592 15046
Robbery 11647 11166
Property Crimes 131814 121545
Burglary 22300 19262
Larceny 96903 89806
Vehicle Thefts 12611 12477
Arson 676 727

Rape in Cook County, IL

Year Rape
2006 0
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 426
2011 515
2012 503
2013 450
2014 1808
2015 1878

Agg. Assault in Cook County, IL

Year Agg. Assault
2006 17445
2007 17528
2008 17196
2009 16467
2010 15676
2011 14526
2012 14545
2013 2152
2014 14592
2015 15046

Cook County Court Records

Below you will find information on Cook County clerk and courts. Use the resources below to perform a county docket search, case search or inmate lookup as a part of a basic background check. You may also be able to uncover circuit court records, outstanding warrants, sheriff and judicial records by visiting the clerk of courts site.

Cook County Vital Records

Find out more about vital records for Cook County, Illinois. Use the resource links below to get more information on marriage certificates, divorce records, birth certificates and death records. There may be a fee required by the county in order to access some of these public records.

Cook County Property & Assessor Records

Below you will find resources for Cook County property records. Search for lien and land records or get more information about recorder of deeds and property tax records.

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