I was researching duty to report a crime, and saw that Ohio was one of the few places that had a general duty to report. So I read the state statute at http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2921.22

Nowhere did I see an exception for the victim of a crime. So, if you are the victim of a crime that is a felony in Ohio, and you choose not to report it, can you be charged under this law?


There's nothing in the law or the drafter's notes indicating that victims are exempt from the law's requirements. But I've also searched through about a hundred 2921.22 cases and haven't found a single one where a victim was prosecuted for failing to report.

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