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Thousands of Ohio felons on the loose

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - There are tens of thousands of wanted Ohio felons on the loose, and a newspaper reports that not many of them are being actively sought.

The Dayton Daily News reports that its analysis finds that authorities say there are too many to go after. They cite budget issues, inconsistencies in tracking and handling of warrants, and jail space shortages for the backlog.

There are more than 1 million warrants listed in the National Crime Information Center database. Ohio's counterpart has more than 35,000, some of which are in both databases.

Among those at large are accused and even convicted drug traffickers, sex offenders, and violent criminals.

The newspaper found some improvements being made, but there are still too many wanted felons for law enforcement officials to keep up with.

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