Status of Marsy's Law in West Virginia
Currently, West Virginia does not have a Victims’ Rights Amendment to its Constitution.
- To learn more about your rights in West Virginia, please visit the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) by clicking here.
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 West Virginia there were:
- 5,568 violent crimes committed in 2013.
- 61 murders and non-negligent manslaughters committed in 2013.
- 653 rapes committed in 2013.
- 651 robberies committed in 2013.
- 4,203 aggravated assaults committed in 2013.
Source: Crime in the United States, By State, 2013, Federal Bureau of Investigation website.