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Ohio Highway Patrol Numbers Holding Steady Year To Year

18 May , 2017  

The Ohio Highway Patrol is seeing a shift in activity in Richland County over the first four and a half months of this year as compared to 2016. As of May 14, enforcement stops by the Patrol had decreased almost five percent, while non-enforcement activity, including warnings and motorist assists, has risen almost 11 percent.

The following chart shows year-to-date (YTD) activity for this year and last.

YTD Activity 2017 2016
Enforcement Stops 4,348 4,570
Non-Enforcement Activity 8,313 7,511
          Warnings 3,802 3,401
          Motorist Assists 1,739 1,639
Crashes Investigated 570 573
OVI Enforcement 195 177
Driving Under Suspension Enforcement 291 346
Seat Belt Enforcement 813 760
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement 143 112
Felony Arrests 25 32
Felony Warrants Served 12 18
Misdemeanor Summons Issued 133 155
Misdemeanor Warrants Served 74 88
Drug Violations 113 127
Identity Theft Enforcements 4 1
Resisting Arrest Violations 11 6
Weapons Violations 3 5

 

There have been two crash fatalities in Richland County this year. During all of 2016, there were six fatalities, and thirteen the year before.

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