Des Plaines, IL

Tactics Used

Buyer Arrests
Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Des Plaines is a suburb of Chicago with a population of about 57,000.  Prostitution and child sex trafficking are known to occur in the city.  In an effort to combat the curtail the local commercial sex market, the Des Plaines Police Department and the Cook County Sheriff’s Department have targeted consumer-level demand by conducting street-level reverse stings.  The first operation known to have occurred in the city was conducted in 1999, but they may have been used before then.

Key Partners

  • Des Moines Police
  • Cook County Sheriff’s Office
State Illinois
Type City
Population 56810
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