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Orland Park Among South Suburbs' Top 20 in DUI Arrests

See where your suburb ranks in 2013 DUI arrests in the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists' annual survey.

The results of the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists 2013 DUI arrest survey are in.
The results of the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists 2013 DUI arrest survey are in.

According to an annual survey, Orland Park landed in the top 20 Illinois municipalities for DUI arrests in 2013.

Orland Park police officers logged 218 arrests for motorists driving under the influence.

The data comes from the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists’ annual Illinois DUI arrest survey. AAIM has conducted the survey since 1990 to determine how many DUI arrests are made by law enforcement agencies across the state, and to recognize the most productive departments and police officers in the fight against drunk driving.

Nearly 700 police agencies were surveyed, with 84-percent responding. Illinois police departments landing on the top ten DUI arrest list for 2013 include:


1. Rockford - 556

2. Naperville - 553

3. Decatur - 485

4. Springfield - 410

5. Carol Stream - 392

6. Elmhurst - 300

7. Normal - 279

8. Rock Island - 274

9. Oak Lawn - 262

10. Aurora - 256

Elsewhere in the south suburbs, Chicago Heights showed the biggest jump in DUI arrests with 247 in 2013, a 63-percent increase over the 151 arrests logged in 2012.

Orland Park’s arrest rate for motorists driving under the influence fell 7.6 percent, with 218 arrests in 2013, compared to the year before when Orland Park police logged 236 arrests.

The south suburban police departments in the Patch network that responded to the 2013 survey ranked as followed:

#11 - Chicago Heights - 247

#17 - Orland Park - 218

#36 - New Lenox - 151

#41 - Palos Heights - 135

#50 - Romeoville - 118

#53 - Joliet - 113

#58 - Plainfield - 102

#66 - Homewood - 88

#69 - Tinley Park - 83

#74 - Lemont - 76

#119 - Palos - 29

#124 - Evergreen Park - 24

#125 - Palos Park - 23


Chicago Police’s DUI arrest rate decreased by 10.5 percent in 2013 (3,395) compared to 2012 (3,795). Illinois State Police upped its arrests by 28.8 percent in 2013 (9,302) compared to 2012 (7,220).

The sheriff’s department reporting the most DUI arrests was Lake County (348), followed by Cook (306), Winnebago (295), Will (262) and DuPage (245), rounding out the top five.

AAIM is an Illinois-only citizen activist group founded in 1982 by victims of drunk driving. The group promotes prevention, victim advocacy and legislation for tougher drunk driving laws and is a recognized expert in this area.

AAIM’s annual DUI arrest survey is funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation.


Read the complete 2013 DUI arrest survey results.


See the top 2013 departments with 200+ DUI arrests.


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