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Local state police district releases yearly activity statistics for 2017

JOLIET – The Illinois State Police District 5 released data on its yearly activity and enforcement for 2017.

According to a news release, troopers in the district, which includes Grundy, Kendall and Will counties, answered 9,079 calls for service and initiated 20,201 incidents in the field throughout the year.

Troopers also issued 16,454 citations and 15,333 written warnings, including 7,051 speeding citations, 386 DUIs, 1,755 seat belt citations, 97 child restraint citations, 2,162 written warnings for speeding and 336 criminal arrests. They also assisted 3,664 motorists, conducted 3,306 Motor Carrier Inspections and investigated 3,537 traffic crashes.

There also were 63 fatal traffic crashes, resulting in 74 fatalities in 2017.

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