Major crime in McHenry County fell about 3.1 percent in 2008 according to a report of statewide crime released Tuesday by the Illinois State Police. Illinois crime fell about 1.3 percent the report said. The report covered murder, criminal sexual assault, robbery, aggravated battery and aggravated assault and burglary, theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.
Drops in aggravated assaults and batteries, burglaries and thefts accounted for most of the change in McHenry County.
In Algonquin including the Kane County part, major crimes rose from 596 in 2007 to 692 in 2008. An increase in thefts was a major contributor.
Major crimes were steady in Lake in the Hills with 274 in 2007 and only 5 more in 2008.
Major crime in Huntley including the Kane County part fell from 330 in 2007 to 252 in 2008. Decreases in burglaries and thefts accounted for most of the difference there.
The entire State Police Crime Report can be found here: