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West Virginia Criminal Records

  • West Virginia has 1,844,128 total people (FBI, 2015).
  • West Virginia is the 13th largest state by population.

Court System

  • The Magistrate Courts hear small claims cases, which gives them the name "people's court."
  • The Family Courts help to settle all family related problems or cases.
  • The Circuit Courts have general jurisdiction and help civil cases with property rights.
  • The Supreme Court (aka Supreme Court of Appeals) hears any cases in which someone lost the case in the circuit court and wants another trial.

Crime Statistics for West Virginia (FBI, 2015)

Crime Category Reported Cases National Rank
Violent Crime 6,231 13th / 51 (Low)
Murder 70 14th / 51 (Low)
Rape 672 11th / 51 (Low)
Robbery 760 9th / 51 (Very Low)
Aggravated Assault 4,729 18th / 51 (Low)
Property Crime 37,251 12th / 51 (Low)
Burglary 9,170 14th / 51 (Low)
Larceny Theft 25,842 12th / 51 (Low)
Motor Vehicle Theft 2,239 10th / 51 (Very Low)