skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 72825 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Robbery and Burglary, 1971-1977 - Trends for Illinois Cities, Counties, and ILEC (Illinois Law Enforcement Commission) Planning Regions
Author(s): L E Day
Corporate Author: IllinoisCriminal Justice Information Authority
Statistical Analysis Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 384
Sponsoring Agency: IllinoisCriminal Justice Information Authority
Chicago, IL 60606
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report contains graphs showing the yearly number of reported robbery and burglary offenses in Illinois from 1971 through 1977.
Abstract: Robbery is defined as 'the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or the threat of force or violence.' Robbery includes armed robbery, strong arm robbery (no weapon), and attempted armed or strong arm robbery. Burglary is defined as 'the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft,' and attempts are included. Forcible entry belong under this category. The data for 1972 through 1977 are from the State's uniform crime reports, and those for 1971 are from the Illinois Department of Law Enforcement. Both robbery and the burglary sections are divided according to categories of Illinois places: cities with a population of 25,000 or more; metropolitan counties; nonmetropolitan countries; and nonmetropolitan planning regions of the Illinois Law Enforcement Commission. Each division contains an introduction explaining the range of values shown on the graphs and a table summarizing the obvious trends. Footnotes and a bibliography of six references are included. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Burglary; Crime Statistics; Crime surveys; Illinois; Robbery
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.