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July-Dec. 2018 Recap: Parolees in Chicago convicted of property crimes

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By West Cook News | Jul 26, 2019


There were 734 offenders convicted of property crimes released on parole in Chicago during the second half of 2018, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by the West Cook News.

The data shows that 699 men and 35 women were among the parolees. Of the parolees sentenced for property crimes, nine were veterans, and the median age was 37. The youngest parolee was a 19-year-old man sentenced in 2018, and the oldest was a 71-year-old man sentenced in 2017.

The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Dolphus Fleming. He was convicted of a property crime in 1999 when he was 36 years old. He is now 56.

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 during the second half of 2018 who were convicted of property crimes.

Prisoners convicted of property crimes paroled in July-Dec. 2018

City
Total # of Parolees
% Women
% Men
Median Age
Chicago
734
4.8%
95.2%
37
Rockford
66
7.6%
92.4%
35
Decatur
50
14%
86%
36
Springfield
49
16.3%
83.7%
33
Peoria
49
12.2%
87.8%
35
Joliet
44
13.6%
86.4%
36
East Saint Louis
29
10.3%
89.7%
35
Aurora
22
18.2%
81.8%
37
Kankakee
22
13.6%
86.4%
34
Belleville
21
9.5%
90.5%
32
Granite City
21
4.8%
95.2%
39
Waukegan
20
10%
90%
32
Danville
20
15%
85%
32
Champaign
19
5.3%
94.7%
39
Blue Island
16
12.5%
87.5%
38
Chicago Heights
16
6.3%
93.8%
40
Rock Island
13
0%
100%
33
Harvey
12
8.3%
91.7%
34
Marion
11
18.2%
81.8%
37
Zion
11
0%
100%
35
Bellwood
11
9.1%
90.9%
38
Hazel Crest
10
20%
80%
38
Mount Vernon
10
30%
70%
32
Cicero
10
0%
100%
33
Galesburg
10
40%
60%
29
Bloomington
10
20%
80%
32
Urbana
9
11.1%
88.9%
42
Elgin
9
0%
100%
38
Quincy
8
25%
75%
37
Maywood
8
0%
100%
48
Calumet City
8
0%
100%
42
Freeport
8
0%
100%
32
Rock Falls
7
28.6%
71.4%
35
Dolton
7
0%
100%
31
Des Plaines
7
0%
100%
32
Harrisburg
7
0%
100%
34
Edwardsville
6
33.3%
66.7%
32
Lombard
6
16.7%
83.3%
43
Herrin
6
16.7%
83.3%
38
Mattoon
6
0%
100%
36
Lockport
6
33.3%
66.7%
25
Pekin
6
33.3%
66.7%
34
Riverdale
6
16.7%
83.3%
33
West Frankfort
6
33.3%
66.7%
38
Wheaton
6
0%
100%
31
Carbondale
6
16.7%
83.3%
40
Alton
6
16.7%
83.3%
40
Round Lake
6
33.3%
66.7%
36
Berwyn
5
0%
100%
36
Schaumburg
5
0%
100%
36

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