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Top 10 Crimes among Illinois Department of Corrections inmates

Kevin HoffmanReboot Illinois

Feb 09, 2016

The Illinois Department of Corrections houses more than 45,000 inmates in 25 correctional facilities throughout the state.

In Illinois, felonies, except for first-degree murder, are designated by class, ranging from Class 1 to Class 4 and Class X felonies, with the latter being the most serious. Those serving sentences for Class X felonies account for 25.4 percent of the state’s prison population, according to the department of corrections’ most recent annual report.

Offenses are broken down into 28 broad categories, including robbery, burglary, homicide, weapons and assaultive. Using the latest available statistics, the 10 crimes listed below are the most common in the state’s…

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