The Illinois State Police District 12 has recently released the law enforcement activity figures from 2016. The troopers for District 12 were called 2,748 times for service and had initiated 21,905 incidents while in the field.
Law enforcement figures show that 11,183 citations and 9,271 written warnings were issued. Of these, 5,733 citations were for speeding, as well as 195 DUIs, 1,549 seat belt citations, and 73 child restraint violations. 3,013 written warnings were for speeding and 431 criminal arrests were made. The troopers also conducted 4,762 motor carrier inspections, assisted 2,760 motorists and had investigated 978 crashes. Of these accidents, 34 were fatal vehicular crashes.
Throughout the year, 8,118 of the citations and 3,670 of the written warnings were violations of the “Fatal Four”. The “Fatal Four” is the four most common causes of fatal vehicular accidents. These are speeding, driving while under the influence, failing to wear a seat belt, and distracted driving.
The Illinois State Police District 12 covers the counties of Clark, Clay, Crawford, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, and Richland.