My fellow Peorians,

I stand before you not as a distant candidate, but as a lifelong resident of Peoria – a city etched into my very being. My name is Robert Boucher, and I am ready to serve and protect the citizens of Peoria County as your next State’s Attorney. I invite you to consider my candidacy, and I thank you for your unwavering support and your vote on November 5, 2024.

Peoria, Illinois - Safe Homes, Safe Schools, Safe Streets

A Lifelong Commitment

Peoria pulses through my veins. Its streets, its struggles, its triumphs – they’ve shaped me. And today, I step forward with a mission burning in my heart: to address the rise in violent crimes that threatens the safety of our communities. We can’t afford to look away; we must confront this epidemic head-on. Safe homes, safe schools, and safe streets – these are not mere slogans; they’re the bedrock of our Peoria. Together, we’ll weave a safety net that catches every neighbor in need.

Jodi Hoos and the Rising Tide of Crime

For five years, Jodi Hoos has held the reins. But let’s face the facts: crime has surged under her watch. Our streets echo with fear, and our homes bear the weight of uncertainty. We can’t afford to drift any longer. We need a leader who doesn’t just talk about change but embodies it – someone who knows Peoria’s heartbeat, its struggles, and its dreams.

Crime Statistics

Let’s delve into the numbers, Peoria. Based on the most recently available data, here’s what we’re up against:

  • Total Crimes: In the last reporting year, Peoria witnessed 3,120 total crimes. That’s 1,576.6 total crimes per 100,000 people – a stark reality we can’t ignore.
  • Violent Crime: Our chance of becoming a victim of violent crime? 1 in 84 – a sobering statistic compared to the Illinois average of 1 in 348. Murders, rapes, robberies, and assaults – they’re part of our reality, but they don’t define us.
  • Property Crime: Here’s the gut punch: 1 in 32 Peorians experiences property crime, compared to the Illinois average of 1 in 59. Burglaries, thefts, and motor vehicle thefts – they chip away at our sense of security.

Proposed Solutions

  • Community Unity: We’re not bystanders; we’re stewards of safety. Let’s build bridges between law enforcement and our neighborhoods. Coffee chats, town halls – these aren’t just events; they’re trust-building exercises. When we stand together, we’re an unbreakable chain.
  • Youth Empowerment: Our kids aren’t statistics; they’re our legacy. Sports leagues, after-school programs, mentorship – these aren’t luxuries; they’re investments in our future. When they thrive, Peoria thrives.
  • Justice with Compassion: The courtroom isn’t a sterile arena. It’s where lives intersect. Punishment alone won’t heal our wounds; rehabilitation, second chances – that’s the melody I’ll play.
  • Police-Community Synergy: More officers? Yes, but not as enforcers; as partners. Let’s bridge the gap. When they patrol our streets, they carry our hopes with them.
  • Effective Crime Prevention Strategies: We need proactive measures. Community policing initiatives, neighborhood watch programs, and targeted efforts in high-crime areas – these are our tools. Let’s be strategic, data-driven, and relentless in our pursuit of safety.

Be a Part of the Solution: Join Our Mission

Peorians, we’re in this together. Let’s create safer streets, one step at a time. Here’s how you can be part of our mission:

  • Follow Us on Facebook: Stay connected, share updates, and spread the word. Together, we amplify our impact.
  • Follow Us on Instagram: Fewer selfies, more real talk. Join the conversation, and let’s inspire change.
  • Sign Up for Our Newsletter: It’s like a secret handshake among us. Stay informed, get updates, and be part of the change.
  • Volunteer: Roll up your sleeves. Whether it’s neighborhood patrols or community events, your time matters.
  • Donate: Every contribution fuels our mission. Let’s invest in a safer, stronger Peoria.

Together, we’ll make Peoria safe again!

Election Day Is November 5, 2024

As we approach the general elections, let’s make our voices heard. Voting for Robert Boucher means voting for a Peoria County that is safer and fairer for all. Let’s stand united in support of a safer, stronger Peoria. Vote for Robert Boucher. Your choice for State’s Attorney. 🌟🌆