Section 8. Clerks of courts shall annually, on or before January fifteenth, make reports to the commissioner of all criminal cases commenced in the superior court in the several counties during the year ending on December thirty-first, and of all criminal cases entered therein on appeal during such time. Clerks of district courts shall annually, at the same time and for the same period, make like reports of criminal cases in which such courts have exercised jurisdiction, and shall state whether such jurisdiction was final or otherwise. Blank forms for such reports shall be prepared and furnished by the commissioner. Whoever refuses or neglects to make the report required of him by this section shall forfeit two hundred dollars.