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

Cook County Court Records

Search through Cook County clerk of court records to uncover information from dozens of public records databases. Perform a basic background check or use the resources below to conduct a case lookup, jail inmate search or a county court docket search. Some resources may contain information on warrants, sheriff and judicial records.

Cook County Vital Records

The resources below may contain data related to vital records for Cook County, Illinois. Search through divorce records and marriage licenses, as well as death certificates and birth records to uncover information you are looking for. You may need to provide proof of identity to access some of these records.

Cook County Property & Assessor Records

Search through property records for Cook County, Illinois. Use the resources below to find property tax records, recorder of deeds information, lien and land records.

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