Ohio Criminal Records

Your Ohio state guide to courts, police, jails, crime data, records, and more.


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With 11,533,561 residents as of 2012, Ohio is number 7 in the country by population and number 35 by land size, occupying 40,861 square miles.


Ohio Criminal Records Search

You can feel confident and secure when conducting a criminal records search . The results may include court records, business records, arrest records and more. We have a vast nationwide database - the records you search for may include Ohio state and county records and any other geographic location the person has lived or worked.



In the USA, crime laboratories, which use forensic science to examine evidence, may be publicly or privately operated. Private labs typically do not respond to crime scenes to collect evidence. Most states have their own crime labs. Our crime lab listings show all private and public facilities in Ohio.

Crimelab Name
City
Phone
Greene County CoronerXenia(937) 562-5050
Hamilton County CoronerCincinnati
Montgomery Co Coroner OfficeDayton(937) 225-4156
Summit County Medical Examiner's OfficeAkron(330) 643-2101

Being involved in an investigative process and not having anonymity is a direct deterrent to having people provide important information about criminal activity. Crime Stoppers programs provide this anonymity, allowing community members to provide helpful information. We have an alphabetical listing of Crime Stoppers programs in Ohio.

CrimeStoppers Program
City
Phone
Central Ohio Crime StoppersColumbus(614) 461-8477
Crime Stoppers Of Cuyahoga CountyBrecksville(216) 252-7463
Findlay / Hancock County Crime StoppersFindlay(419) 425-8477
Greater Cincinnati / N. Kentucky Crime StoppersCincinnati(513) 352-3040
Greater Youngstown Crime StoppersYoungstown(330) 746-2583
Licking County Crime StoppersNewark(740) 349-6888
Lima-Allen County Crime StoppersLima(419) 229-7867
Miami Valley Crime Stoppers, Inc.Dayton937-222-7867
Piqua Crime StoppersPiqua(937) 615-8477
Van Wert County Crime StoppersVan Wert(419) 238-7867

There is a distinction between "jails" and "prisons." Jail are operated locally, by cities and counties. Being primarily short term facilities, jails will hold inmates sentenced to terms of one year or less, and they are typically misdemeanants. Jails will also hold inmates awaiting trial on the local level. Prisons, on the other hand, are long term facilities run by federal or state governments (and often private companies). Prisons house convicted felons and inmates serving a term of more than one year. Below is a list of the 10 largest jails, by average inmate population, in Ohio.

Facility
City
Average Inmate Population
BUTLER COUNTY JAILHamilton764
CUYAHOGA COUNTY CORRECTIONAL CENTERCleveland2,066
FRANKLIN COUNTYColumbus2,372
HAMILTON COUNTYCincinnati2,128
LAKE COUNTY ADULT DETENTION CENTERPainesville429
LORAIN COUNTY JAILElyria458
LUCAS COUNTY CORRECTIONAL CENTERToledo489
MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAILDayton957
NORTHWEST OH REGIONAL CORRECTIONAL CENTERStryker583
SUMMIT COUNTY JAIL AND GLENWOOD ANNEXAkron826