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Q3 2018 Recap: Parolees in Chicago convicted of crimes against persons

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By Local Labs News Service | Oct 7, 2018

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There were 135 offenders convicted of crimes against persons released on parole in Chicago during the third quarter, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by the Chicago City Wire.

The data shows that 118 men and 17 women were among the parolees. The median age of the parolees sentenced for crimes against persons was 35. The youngest parolee was a 19-year-old man sentenced in 2018, and the oldest was a 67-year-old man sentenced in 2015.

The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Richard Benton. He was convicted of a crime against a person in 1994 when he was 20 years old. He is now 45.

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 Q3 2018 who were convicted of crimes against persons.

Prisoners convicted of crimes against persons paroled in Q3 2018

City
Total # of Parolees
% Women
% Men
Median Age
Chicago
135
12.6%
87.4%
35
Rockford
20
5%
95%
36
Decatur
16
0%
100%
33
Kankakee
15
13.3%
86.7%
36
Springfield
14
7.1%
92.9%
32
Joliet
13
0%
100%
34
Peoria
11
18.2%
81.8%
36
Aurora
10
10%
90%
42
East Saint Louis
9
0%
100%
37
Bloomington
6
16.7%
83.3%
31
Granite City
6
16.7%
83.3%
36
Harvey
6
0%
100%
36
Marion
6
16.7%
83.3%
35
Urbana
5
0%
100%
29
Calumet City
5
0%
100%
35
Waukegan
5
20%
80%
37
Champaign
5
0%
100%
32
Quincy
5
40%
60%
36
Blue Island
5
0%
100%
28
Elgin
4
25%
75%
31
Cicero
4
0%
100%
31
Chicago Heights
4
0%
100%
37
Alton
4
0%
100%
36
Kewanee
3
0%
100%
32
Lansing
3
0%
100%
35
Lyons
3
33.3%
66.7%
39
Oak Lawn
3
0%
100%
30
Rock Island
3
0%
100%
30
Riverdale
3
0%
100%
25
Highland
3
0%
100%
31
Belvidere
3
0%
100%
31
Belleville
3
0%
100%
38
Carol Stream
3
0%
100%
28
Mattoon
2
0%
100%
34
Edwardsville
2
0%
100%
34
Rantoul
2
0%
100%
28
Hazel Crest
2
50%
50%
39
Park Forest
2
0%
100%
40
East Alton
2
0%
100%
34
Le Roy
2
50%
50%
29
Woodstock
2
0%
100%
31
Bradley
2
0%
100%
40
Mount Vernon
2
0%
100%
30
Naperville
2
0%
100%
37
Markham
2
0%
100%
35
Vandalia
2
0%
100%
27
Centralia
2
0%
100%
32
Bolingbrook
2
0%
100%
29
Danville
2
0%
100%
56
Ottawa
2
50%
50%
38

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