Much of the difference was the result of an increased focus in criminal patrols rather than a concentration on traffic control, OSHP spokesman Lt. Tony Bradshaw said.
Statewide, the Patrol made 2,707 felony arrests in 2010, compared to 2,229 in 2009.
Scioto County ranked second in the most felony arrests made last year.
“Scioto County is where the Portsmouth Post of the Patrol is located and we work closely with the sheriff’s office and local police departments, so the numbers there are up over the numbers in some of the more highly-populated counties because we don’t have a post located in some of those counties,” Bradshaw said.
Overall felony stops — including both felony arrests and felony warrants served — also increased in 2010. The Patrol made 3,698 felony stops in 2010, compared to 3,086 in 2009, and overall increase of 20 percent.
In the first three months of 2011, the Patrol has so far made 623 felony arrests in 865 felony stops.