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State Overview

Domestic Violence Legislation:Yes (See Sec. 112A-3)
NIBRS Status:Developing
Additional Data ElementsNo
Law Enforcement DV System:Specialized Incident-Based
Service Provider DV System:Incident-Based
Service Provider SA System:Incident-Based


State Summary

Illinois has domestic violence legislation that includes same-sex relationships. The Illinois State Police collects summary index crime statistics from law enforcement, including sexual assault, and incident-based domestic violence data. The domestic violence data are collected on supplemental forms submitted monthly. Although the law enforcement data are summary in nature, the state does not implement the hierarchy rule, so all index offenses occurring in an incident are reported to the state. The state previously collected NIBRS data and are now developing an updated collection system. No additional data elements are included.

All orders of protection issued in Illinois are entered into the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS), maintained by the State Police. All law enforcement agencies have access to LEADS. The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJA), Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault maintain pdf document InfoNet, a statewide service provider system. Local service providers enter client-level information directly into the InfoNet system. Agencies can then use the system to access their agency data and generate reports. Currently, 81 domestic violence centers, 57 sexual assault centers, and 10 child advocacy centers submit data to InfoNet.

Kankakee, McLean, Peoria, and St. Clair counties have established Multi-Disciplinary Response Teams to address domestic violence concerns. In addition to InfoNet, these counties have implemented the Domestic Abuse Information Network (DAIN).

Illinois does not conduct regular victimization surveys; however, the ICJA did conduct a statewide survey in 2002.


State Projects

  • Consequences of Childhood Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence.
    The goal of this study is to explore the causal effects of exposure to intimate partner violence, and to identify the theoretical perspectives that best explain any identified effects. Three major policy issues will be relevant to these results: 1) the criminalization of exposure to intimate partner violence; 2) funding for interventions that focus on children exposed to intimate partner violence; and 3) the concept of in-house treatment for victims of battering and outpatient treatment for batterers. The project will use longitudinal data taken from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods.



  • Available Reports

    General Crime

    Domestic Violence

    Sexual Assault

    Violence Against Women


    Sample Data Collection Forms

    The Illinois State Police collects data using these forms, submitted monthly:

    The Attorney General's Office collects information from victims applying for compensation using this form:


    Available Data

    Domestic Violence

    Sexual Assault


    Links to State Agencies and Resources