Search Arrest Records
The only state resource for Criminal History Records available to the public in the state of Illinois is the Illinois State Police Department. This service is provided through the Department’s Bureau of Identification arm in line with its Uniform Conviction Information Act (UCIA). One of its core responsibilities is maintaining public records including Illinois Arrest Records. For quick identification of suspects, the Automated Fingerprint Identification System is employed. Over five million fingerprint files are housed in its central database.
Illinois Arrest Records consist of data submitted from the respective counties and criminal justice agencies throughout the state. These documents are renewed and updated on a monthly basis. Signed release is not required by the State; the general public is entitled to arrest record lookup on anyone as long as procedures are followed. Both name and fingerprint-based searches are available at $16 and $20 per subject respectively, the latter being swifter and more accurate. Self-check fingerprint searches for review and update of individual criminal records are free of charge.