Annual Uniform Crime

Of the child abuse cases, the most inflictor of crime to a child was a family member, 41. 2 percent of the total crimes committed. As the child ages, offenses against them also aggravates or they are more prone to crimes inflicted on them. In 2005, 16-year olds had 18. 0 percent of the total crimes were inflcited on them. In 2006, it had increased by 0. 7 percent. Gender is not the issue when it comes to inflicting crime to children.

However, blacks are more victimized with 60. 3 percent of the total. Next are the whites (23. 9%), then Hispanics (14. 4%). Most crimes committed were simple assault or battery with 21,204 and 19,331, respectively. Crime against school personnel is also part of the supplemental data. It is mandated by Chapter 105 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes, 5/10-21. 7. Aggravated assault is also the highest number of offenses inflicted to a school personnel. In 2005, reported cases on aggravated assault totalled to 2,452 and in 2006 it totalled to 2,523.

Teachers were most likely the victim of assault having 57. 4 percent of the total crime committed. It is during the weekdays that most of the crimes were committed. As to hate crimes, offenses commited were more on vandalism (28. 6%), next was intimidation (25. 1%). Hate crimes were usually due to racial discrimination. It is usually anti-Black with 80 reported crimes. Next, is sexual orientation and mostly it is due to being male homosexual or gay with 24 reported cases (Supplemental Data 2006). Chicago in Cook County has the highest crime index with 169,429 in 2005 and 165,453 in 2006.

Of the counties, rural and urban, Cook County has the highest crime index 6 with 249,372 in 2005 and 244,116 in 2006. Of the crimes committed, theft was the most highest number of reported cases (Crime Index Offense 2006). Law enforcers or police officers are not excempted of being victiminized. There are several cases wherein police officers are the victim not the enforcer. In 2006, there are significant number of officers killed in line of duty. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) reported that eight fatalities were from Illinois.

Most of fatalities were shot with 35 percent of the total. According to the organization, most fatalities were vehicle-related incidence (More than 150 Law… 2006). As of October 2006, there was a total of 59,584 law enforcers of the State of Illinois. Full-time sworn officers were 42,210; civilian employees were 14,985; and auxilliary officers were 2,389. 

Works Cited

“Crime Index Offense/Crime Rate Data” 2006. 2006 Annual Uniform Crime Report. 21 January 2008