Within Franklin County are a number of major hospitals and trauma centers which are serving this area. The county is also home to The Ohio State Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital and Nationwide Children's Hospital which deal with patients from across the country. Consequently, there are numerous deaths in Franklin County each year wherein the precipitating incident leading to death occurred outside Franklin County, but the death falls under the jurisdiction of Franklin County Coroner. Thus the statistics appearing in this Annual Report do not necessarily agree with numbers reported by police agencies throughout the county.
The Franklin County Coroner's office provides forensic services to surrounding counties on a fee-for-service basis.
Complete annual reports were not published prior to 2012.