West Virginia Criminal Records
Your West Virginia state guide to courts, police, jails, crime data, records, and more.
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About West Virginia
With 1,850,481 residents as of 2012, West Virginia is number 38 in the country by population and number 41 by land size, occupying 24,038 square miles.
West Virginia Criminal Records Search
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West Virginia Murder Rate
In 2012, there were murders in West Virginia. The West Virginia murder rate of .00 (per 100,000 residents) was lower than the national average of 2.96. Murder is defined as criminal homicide - the willful killing of one human being by another.
West Virginia Aggravated Assault Rate
In 2012, there were aggravated assaults in West Virginia. The West Virginia aggravated assault rate of .00 (per 100,000 residents) was lower than the national average of 149.10. Aggravated assault is an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.
There is a distinction between "jails" and "prisons." Jail are operated locally, by cities and counties. Being primarily short term facilities, jails will hold inmates sentenced to terms of one year or less, and they are typically misdemeanants. Jails will also hold inmates awaiting trial on the local level. Prisons, on the other hand, are long term facilities run by federal or state governments (and often private companies). Prisons house convicted felons and inmates serving a term of more than one year. Below is a list of the 10 largest jails, by average inmate population, in West Virginia.
Average Inmate Population
|BLUEFIELD CITY JAIL||Bluefield||6|
|CENTRAL REGIONAL JAIL||Sutton||-1|
|EASTERN REGIONAL JAIL||Martinsburg||424|
|KANAWHA COUNTY SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL JAIL||Charleston||491|
|MARSHALL CO NORTHERN REG JAIL & CORR COMPLX||Moundsville||311|
|MCDOWELL COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY||Welch||-1|
|RALEIGH COUNTY SOUTHERN REGIONAL JAIL||Beaver||513|
|SOUTHWESTERN REGIONAL JAIL||Holden||368|
|TYGART VALLEY REGIONAL JAIL||Belington||310|