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Annual WV Court Statistics Report Released

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The 2020 annual statistics report for circuit, family and magistrate courts has been released by the West Virginia court system.

Statewide, circuit courts had 38,248 case filings (an almost 12.5% decrease from 2019), family courts had 20,510 filings (a 17% decrease from 2019) and magistrate courts had a combined total of 154,463 case filings, according to information found in the report.

The following statistics include cases filed in 2020 in Greenbrier County:

Circuit court criminal case filings — 132 felony, 9 misdemeanor;

Circuit court civil case filings — 25 adoptions, 131 general, 19 guardianship, 5 magistrate appeals, 83 mental health, 21 other and 2 personal safety;

Circuit court juvenile case filings — 67 child neglect/abuse, 10 delinquency and 16 status offense;

Family court domestic case filings — 141 divorce, 208 domestic violence, 89 other domestic relations and 57 contempt and modification;

Magistrate court civil case filings —359 small claims, 67 personal safety protections, 255 domestic violence;

Magistrate court criminal case filings —108 worthless check, 14 felony motor vehicle, 243 other felony, 650 misdemeanor motor vehicle, 54 misdemeanor DNR, 659 other misdemeanors;

Magistrate court juvenile and special proceedings case filings — 6 motor vehicle, 1 DNR, 9 other, 18 abuse and neglect, 15 juvenile.

Additionally, the state courts saw a total of 5,087 mass litigation orders. Included in those litigation orders are 4,729 asbestos personal injury, 225 opioid, 116 Marcellus Shale, 6 tobacco, 5 Raleigh Heart Clinic, 2 Gavin Landfill and 1 Yeager Airport.

A complete list of statistics for each county can be found at courtswv.gov.

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