West Cook News

West Cook News

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Q1 2019 Recap: Parolees in Chicago convicted of crimes against persons

Community

By West Cook News | Jul 9, 2019


There were 161 offenders convicted of crimes against persons released on parole in Chicago during the first quarter, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by the West Cook News.

The data shows that 152 men and nine women were among the parolees. Of the parolees sentenced for crimes against persons, four were veterans, and the median age was 35. The youngest parolee was a 20-year-old man sentenced in 2018, and the oldest was a 62-year-old man sentenced in 2017.

The offender who was incarcerated the longest was James Walker. He was convicted of a crime against a person in 2008 when he was 19 years old. He is now 29.

Under state law, paroled offenders are still in legal custody of the IDOC, meaning they can be taken back to a correctional center at any time if the state has probable cause or a warrant.

The table below shows the 50 cities in Illinois with the most paroled offenders in Q1 2019 who were convicted of crimes against persons.

Prisoners convicted of crimes against persons paroled in Q1 2019

City
Total # of Parolees
% Women
% Men
Median Age
Chicago
161
5.6%
94.4%
35
Rockford
25
4%
96%
35
Peoria
21
9.5%
90.5%
32
Joliet
18
5.6%
94.4%
36
Decatur
15
13.3%
86.7%
35
Springfield
10
0%
100%
38
Kankakee
10
0%
100%
35
East Saint Louis
10
10%
90%
34
Alton
8
12.5%
87.5%
42
Elgin
7
0%
100%
39
Bloomington
6
0%
100%
38
Waukegan
6
0%
100%
29
Quincy
6
16.7%
83.3%
34
Champaign
5
0%
100%
32
Granite City
5
0%
100%
35
Danville
5
0%
100%
38
Centralia
5
0%
100%
29
Urbana
5
20%
80%
35
Mattoon
5
20%
80%
29
Marion
4
0%
100%
38
Lincoln
4
50%
50%
36
Round Lake
4
0%
100%
38
Harvey
4
0%
100%
39
Belvidere
4
0%
100%
31
Normal
4
0%
100%
30
Dolton
3
0%
100%
41
Des Plaines
3
0%
100%
32
Rantoul
3
0%
100%
33
Maywood
3
0%
100%
23
Wood River
3
0%
100%
38
Blue Island
3
0%
100%
32
Calumet City
3
0%
100%
29
Pekin
3
33.3%
66.7%
31
North Chicago
2
0%
100%
28
Melrose Park
2
0%
100%
40
Freeport
2
50%
50%
47
Rock Island
2
50%
50%
33
Oak Lawn
2
0%
100%
35
Oak Park
2
0%
100%
39
Godfrey
2
0%
100%
38
Aurora
2
0%
100%
28
Frankfort
2
50%
50%
21
Litchfield
2
0%
100%
35
Carmi
2
0%
100%
30
Carpentersville
2
0%
100%
22
Murphysboro
2
0%
100%
33
Ullin
2
50%
50%
27
Bridgeview
2
0%
100%
23
Madison
2
0%
100%
31
Creve Coeur
2
0%
100%
37

Want to get notified whenever we write about City of Chicago ?

Sign-up Next time we write about City of Chicago, we'll email you a link to the story. You may edit your settings or unsubscribe at any time.

Organizations in this Story

City of Chicago

More News