Ohio Criminal Records

  • Ohio has 11,613,423 total people (FBI, 2015).
  • Ohio is the 44th 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, 2015)

Crime Category Reported Cases National Rank
Violent Crime 33,898 40th / 51 (High)
Murder 500 39th / 51 (High)
Rape 5,149 45th / 51 (Very High)
Robbery 12,554 44th / 51 (Very High)
Aggravated Assault 15,695 33rd / 51 (High)
Property Crime 300,525 45th / 51 (Very High)
Burglary 69,303 46th / 51 (Very High)
Larceny Theft 213,993 45th / 51 (Very High)
Motor Vehicle Theft 17,229 44th / 51 (Very High)