Ohio Criminal Records

  • Ohio has 7,173,001 total people (FBI, 2018).
  • Ohio is the 7th largest state by population.

Court System

  • The Mayor's Courts who only hear cases involving violations of local ordinances and state traffic laws.
  • The Municipal and County Courts which have jurisdiction over traffic and non-traffic misdemeanors and limited civil jurisdiction as well as having the authority to conduct preliminary hearings in felony cases.
  • The Probate Division has jurisdiction over the probate of wills and supervision over the administration of estates and guardianships.
  • The Juvenile Division hear cases where people under the age of 18 are involved, and the Domestic Relations Division is devoted specifically towards divorces or dissolution of marriages.
  • The General Division has jurisdiction over all criminal and civil cases in which the amount exceeds $15,000.
  • The Court of Claims hears all civil cases filed against the state of Ohio and its agencies.
  • The Court of Appeals hears appeals from the common pleas, municipal, and county courts and they have appellate and original jurisdiction.
  • The Supreme Court is the court of last resort that must hear appeals from the court of appeals, cases involving a death penalty, or cases where the questions arise under the U.S or Ohio constitutions.

Crime Statistics for Ohio (FBI, 2018)

Crime Category Reported Cases National Rank
Violent Crime 25,806 10th / 49 (High)
Murder 611 5th / 49 (Very High)
Rape 0 30th / 49 (Low)
Robbery 10,412 6th / 49 (Very High)
Aggravated Assault 13,601 12th / 49 (High)
Property Crime 0 27th / 49 (Moderate)
Burglary 44,376 4th / 49 (Very High)
Larceny Theft 151,450 6th / 49 (Very High)
Motor Vehicle Theft 16,724 8th / 49 (Very High)