Carthage, Illinois Police and Jail Information

Carthage is a city in Hancock County, Illinois. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.43 square miles (6.29 sq. km). The City of Carthage had a population of approximately 2,605 in the year 2010.

The mayor of Carthage, Illinois is Jim Nightingale. Jim Nightingale can be contacted at (217) 357-3119.

Jim Nightingale, Mayor
Carthage City Mayor’s Office
City of Carthage
Carthage City Hall
P.O. Box 247
538 Wabash Ave.
Carthage, IL 62321
Phone: (217) 357-3119

Carthage City Mayor

Carthage, Illinois Jail and Mugshot Information

Violent crime rate in 2018 Carthage: 60.8 U.S. Average: 207.3
Violent crime rate in 2017 Carthage: 39.4 U.S. Average: 215.2

Facts about crime in Carthage, Illinois:

  • The overall crime rate in Carthage is 61% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.78 daily crimes that occur in Carthage.
  • Carthage is safer than 87% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Carthage you have a 1 in 99 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Carthage has increased by 22%.

Carthage, Illinois Police Station Information

Carthage Police Department

The Carthage Police Department has 6 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 2,700 people.

Carthage Police Department
538 Wabash St.
Carthage, IL 62321
Phone: (217) 357-2245
Fax: (217) 357-0315

Carthage Police Dept

Carthage, Illinois City or County Jail Information

The City of Carthage is located in Hancock County. Therefore, we listed the county jails and inmate visitation information for Hancock County.

Hancock County Jail Information

The Hancock County Jail has the capacity of holding 54 inmates. The physical location of the jail is:

Hancock County Jail
98 Buchanan Street
Carthage, IL 62321
Phone: (217) 357-2115
Fax: (217) 357-3035

Hancock County Jail Visitations Hours:

Wednesday and Saturday, 12:30 p.m. (Female inmates) and 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Male inmates)

Hancock Jail Visitations
Hancock County Jail

Police Records Request in Carthage, Illinois

We have not found police records information on the Carthage Police Department website. Instead, police records can be obtained from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office during normal business hours. Requests may be made completing the fillable/printable FOIA Request form which can be mailed, faxed or delivered in–person.

Hancock Request Form

The location and reports request contact information is as follows:

Attn: Maria Hopp, FOIA Officer
Hancock County Sheriff’s Office
98 Buchanan Street,
Carthage, Illinois 62321
Phone: (217) 357-2115
Fax: (217) 357-3035

Hancock FOIA Request
Hancock County Sheriff

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