Status of Marsy's Law in Kentucky
Kentucky does not have a Victims’ Rights Amendment in its Constitution.
In 2016, Marsy’s Law for Kentucky was passed by the Kentucky Senate and passed in a House committee. However, with 941 bills filed by lawmakers in the state, Marsy’s Law for Kentucky was not given the opportunity to be heard on the House floor prior to the end of the legislative session.
Everyday, hundreds of people in Kentucky suffer at the hands of criminals. Then they suffer again – as victims, thrust into the complex judicial system and to navigate an unfamiliar court
process. Marsy’s Law proposes a Constitutional Amendment securing permanent, enforceable rights of victims, but we need your help to move forward.
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Additionally, you can help by contacting local media in support of Marsy’s Law!
Violent Crime In Your State: Did You Know?
Did you know, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) most recent “Crime in the United States” report, that in the state of Kentucky there were:
- 9,340 violent crimes committed in 2014.
- 160 murders and non-negligent manslaughters committed in 2014.
- 1,440 rapes committed in 2014.
- 3,336 robberies committed in 2014.
- 4,404 aggravated assaults committed in 2014.
Source: Crime in the United States, By State, 2013, Federal Bureau of Investigation website.