BATAVIA, OH (April 1, 2020) – Imagine a world with nowhere to call to report a crime or house a criminal — a place with ramshackle roads, polluted waterways, unsafe drinking water, decimated farm fields, limited job opportunities, and no services for seniors, veterans or the developmentally disabled.
Thanks to county government, we don’t have to face such a situation.
The nation’s 3,069 counties provide essential services to create healthy, safe and vibrant communities, serving more than 300 million Americans.
Clermont County and all counties take pride in our responsibility to protect and enhance the health, well-being and safety of our residents in efficient and cost-effective ways.
Clermont County prides itself on its commitment to our citizens, the stewardship of our resources, and the continuous search for innovation.
During National County Government Month, Clermont County will demonstrate how “Counties Matter,” especially in supporting older adults, their families and caregivers.
Consider these 2019 statistics from Clermont County Senior Services:
- Total customers over the age of 60 served: 6,361
• Adult Day Services: 175 customers
• Home Repair served 252 customers
• 1,718 customers received Home Care
• 81,110 home delivered meals
• 961 people visited Lifelong Learning Centers
• Transportation vehicles traveled over 647,000 miles
• 317 volunteers logged over 28,000 hours
• All 7 senior housing facilities were full all year, with 435 people on the waiting list as of Dec. 30
And these 2019 statistics from other county entities:
Clermont County Public Health:
- 5,788 birth certificates issued
- 4,417 death certificates issued
- 2,732 food service inspections
- 831 food licenses issued
- 463 pool and spa inspections
- 1,136 hepatitis A vaccines given
- 8,759 septic system inspections
- 6,328 septic operation permits issued
- 2,816 plumbing inspections
Common Pleas Adult Probation Department:
- Average number of defendants on pretrial supervision each month was 135 per month, as compared to 111 in 2018. This represents a 22% increase from 2018 to 2019
- 713 new intakes to probation supervision as compared to 572 intakes in 2018 (141 more than 2018); an increase of 25%
- Overall probation caseload increased from 1,230 on 12/31/2019 to 1,433 on 12/31/2018; a 16.5% increase from 2018 to 2019
- $357,774 in child support was collected from probationers under supervision for criminal nonsupport of dependents
- Patrol deputies responded to 69,023 dispatched calls for service and made 1,245 criminal arrests
- 3,881 traffic citations were issued by sheriff’s patrol deputies, 5,715 traffic warning issued, and 796 traffic accident reports were generated
- 5,031 warrants served
- Investigations division worked 852 cases such as burglary, financial crimes, assault, and homicide, as well as sensitive crimes involving sexual assault or child pornography
- Narcotics Division made 221 criminal arrests and seized $67,098 in cash, 11 pounds of cocaine, 9 pounds of heroin and 2.3 pounds of meth
- Booked 6,053 inmates into the Clermont County Jail
And these are just a few of the many county offices and departments providing essential services to our residents each day. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more informative facts during the month.