Bureau of Research

About the Bureau

The mission of the Bureau of Research and Evaluation is to provide information support, population analysis, and findings from operational policy and correctional program assessment to agency managing officers, policy makers, and the broader criminal justice community of Ohio.  The Bureau compiles and summarizes performance and social climate metrics and administrative data for specialized and routine reporting purposes in order to describe offender populations, recidivism patterns, and improve operational management.  The Bureau is responsible for conducting legislative impact analysis, prison population forecasting, and risk classification studies. Research staff routinely serve in a variety of advisory capacities in support of departmental work groups and inter-agency committees.  Research classification specialists working within the Bureau's Offender History Information Unit collect and summarize detailed social and criminal background data in order to help better inform classification and policy analyses.  The evaluation work done Bureau staff helps in developing process accountability information and in assessing the effectiveness of agency treatment approaches and initiatives.

Address: 770 West Broad Street Columbus, OH 43222

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Jail Reports

  • Findings and Recommendations from a Statewide Outcome Evaluation of Jails (June 2012) - Download Report
  • Examining Ohio's Jails: A Comparison to Past Years and National Trends (5/97) - Download Report (This report describes the state of Ohio's jails in 1996 and draws comparisons between and within the primary jail classifications over the course of the past five years. In addition, the report compares Ohio nationally over the same period on a number of important factors related to capacity, cost and staffing.)
  • Jail Administrator Assessment Survey Results (11/95) - Request Copy

Census Reports

  • DRC Alien Census, July 1, 2015 (9/15) - Download Report
  • DRC Alien Census, July 1, 2014 (8/15) - Download Report
  • DRC Alien Census, July 1, 2011 (6/12) - Download Report
  • DRC Alien Census, July 1, 2010 (6/12) - Download Report
  • DRC Alien Census, July 1, 2009 (11/09) - Download Report
  • DRC Alien Census, July 1, 2007 (8/07) - Download Report
  • DRC Alien Census, July 1, 2006 (9/06) - Download Report
  • Institutional Census Report, July 1, 1997 (10/97) - Download Report (This report describes the ODRC's inmate population by various offender and offense characteristics such as commitments by race/ethnicity, committing county, age and offense category.)

Community Control Violator Report

  • Community Control Violator Report - Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012 - Download Report

County Profiles

Releases Summary

  • Inmates Released by County, Institution, Gender - Calendar Year 2014 (Download Report)
  • Inmates Released by County, Institution, Gender - Calendar Year 2013 (Download Report)
  • Inmates Released by County, Institution, Gender - Calendar Year 2012 (Download Report)
  • Inmates Released by County, Institution, Gender - Calendar Year 2011 (Download Report)
  • Inmates Released by County, Institution, Gender - Calendar Year 2010 (Download Report)
  • Inmates Released by County, Institution, Gender - Calendar Year 2009 (Download Report)
  • Inmates Released by County, Institution, Gender - Calendar Year 2008 (Download Report)
  • Inmates Released by County, Institution, Gender - Calendar Year 2005 (Download Report)

Population Projections

  • Prison Population Projections, 2015 - 2023; Download Report
  • Revised HB 86 Population Projections (12/12); Download Report
  • HB 86 Population Projections (3/12) - Download Report (This report presents the first set of CY 2012 population projections for the period covering July 2012 - July 2021) 
  • July 2009 Prison Populations Projections (10/09) - Download Report 
  • June 2007 Population Projections (11/07) - Download Report (This report presents the latest ten-year prison population forecast for the period covering FY 2008 - FY 2016) 
  • February 2006 Population Projections (4/06) - Download Report (This report presents the latest ten-year prison population forecast for the period covering July 2006 - July 2015) 
  • December 2003 Population Projections (9/04) - Download Report (This report presents the second set of calendar year 2003 Ohio prison population projections, forecasting population totals for the period July 2004 - July 2012) 
  • September 2003 Population Projections (9/04) - Download Report (This report presents the first set of calendar year 2003 Ohio prison population projections, forecasting population totals for the period January 2004 - July 2012) 
  • December 2002 Population Projections (2/03) - Download Report (This report presents the second set of Calendar year 2002 Ohio prison population projections, forecasting population totals for the period July 2003 - July 2011) 
  • February 2002 Population Projections (8/02) - Download Report (This report presents the Department's official intake and population estimates for 2002-2011. The report includes a discussion of intake assumptions and methodology)

Miscellaneous

  • Descriptive and Reliability Analysis for the Community Supervision Tool (ORAS-CST) (03/14) - Download Report
  • ORAS-CST Webinar - Download Report
  • Serious Misconduct in DRC Prisons - 2014 (05/14) - Download Report
  • Serious Misconduct in DRC Prisons - 2007 to 2012 (05/13) - Download Report
  • Overview of Offenders Serving One Year or Less (Drawn from Intake 2010 Sample) (09/11) - Download Report 
  • Overview of Offenders Serving One Year or Less (Drawn from Intake 2009 Sample) (09/10) - Download Report 
  • Overview of Offenders Serving One Year or Less (Drawn from Intake 2008 Sample) (11/09) - Download Report 
  • Truly Non-Violent Offenders Admitted to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction in 2008 (9/09) - Download Report 
  • Overview of Offenders Serving One Year or Less (Drawn from Intake 2007 Sample) (4/09) - Download Report 
  • 2006 Intake Study - Incarcerated Male Veterans and Non-Veterans (03/08) - Download Report (This report presents basic data on newly committed male inmates entering the Ohio prison system during 2006 with prior military service in comparison with non-veteran males randomly selected from the same age groups as the veterans, and all male non-veterans in the intake sample.) 
  • Overview of Offenders Serving One Year or Less (drawn from 2006 Intake Sample) (11/07) - Download Report 
  • Overview of Offenders Serving One Year or Less (Drawn from Intake 2005 Sample) (5/06) - Download Report 
  • 2002 TPV Intake Study (9/06) - Download Report 
  • Incarcerated Fathers: A Statistical Profile (2/06) - Download Report
  • Fiscal Year 2005 Releases, by County of Commitment and Offense Category (2/06) - Download Report 
  • Truly Non-Violent Offenders Admitted to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction in 2004 (2/06) - Download Report 
  • Incarcerated Fathers Profile - March 2004 (08/04) - Download Report 
  • Profile of ODRC Sex Offenders Assessed at the Sex Offender Risk Reduction Center (12/01) - Download Report (The purpose of this study is to provide a descriptive analysis of sex offenders assessed at SORRC between January 1, 1999, through May 31, 1999, on various demographic, criminal, and social variables, as well as information on the most recent sexual offense and the victim.) 
  • Investigation of the Reclassification Instrument (3/97) - Download Report 
  • Institutional Inmate on Staff Assault Report: 1996 (2/97) - Request Copy 
  • Spring 1996 Population Projections (5/96) - Download Report 
  • The Changing Profile of Ohio Inmates: 1984 - 1994 (2/96) - Download Report 
  • Shock Incarceration Report: 1991 - 1993 (11/95) - Request Copy 
  • Validation of Parole Board Risk Assessment Instrument (11/95) - Request Copy 
  • Sex Offender Report: Intake 1992 (11/95) - Download Report 
  • Community Placements Due to Senate Bill 2, by County (10/95) - Request Copy