Windhorst touts crime reduction on his watch as Massac Co. state’s attorney
According to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, violent crime fell by 59 percent in Massac County during Patrick Windhorst's tenure as state's attorney.
Windhorst, a state House candidate in the 118th District, posted the statistic on Facebook Oct. 2, along with news that overall crime had also declined in Massac County by 43 percent while he was in office.
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority launched in 1983 and oversees issues facing the state's criminal justice system and proposes and evaluates policies, programs and laws designed to keep the system efficient.
“Patrick is so humbled to work every day with folks like Sheriff Ted Holder to keep our communities safe,” Windhorst’s campaign posted on Facebook.
Windhorst faces Democrat Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie in November's general election.
The 118th district includes all or part of Anna, Brookport, Cairo, Carbondale, Eldorado, Golconda, Harrisburg, Marion, McLeansboro, Metropolis, Mound City, Mounds, Rosiclare, Shawneetown and Vienna.