VICTIMS OF CRIME ACT
STATE COMPENSATION PROGRAM
2013 WEST VIRGINIA STATE WIDE COMPENSATION REPORT

CLAIMS DATA
 
1. NUMBER OF NEW CLAIMS RECEIVED DURING REPORTING PERIOD
    a. Total claims, if only one claim is usually counted per crime: 849
OR
 
    b. Total claims, if victims and indirect victims generally count as separate items:
2. NUMBER OF CLAIMS APPROVED AS ELIGIBLE 549
    (a) Number of Victims 17 and Under 52
    (b) Number approved for victims 18 - 64 459
    (c) Number approved for victims 65 and Older 38
3. NUMBER OF CLAIMS APPROVED AS INELIGIBLE OR CLOSED 437
4. NUMBER OF FORENSIC SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAMINATION CLAIMS RECEIVED
   DURING THE REPORT PERIOD. IF SUCH CLAIMS ARE HANDLED THROUGH
   SEPARATE CLAIMS PROCEDURE. (See Instructions)
 
PAYMENT STATISTICS BY CRIME CATEGORY:
TYPE OF CRIME a.
NUMBER OF CLAIMS
PAID DURING
REPORTING PERIOD
Includes Column b
b.
NUMBER OF DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE RELATED
CLAIMS PAID DURING
REPORTING PERIOD
c.
TOTAL AMOUNT PAID
BY CATEGORY
Including all supple-
mental payments
1. ASSAULT 273       34       $1,845,366      
2. HOMICIDE 63       6       $483,783      
3. SEXUAL ASSAULT 19       3       $58,339      
4. CHILD ABUSE (Including sexual
   physical abuse)
20         $112,108      
5. DWI/DUI 13         $168,829      
6. OTHER VEHICULAR CRIMES 9         $147,922      
7. STALKING 2              $2,870      
8. ROBBERY 31              $118,934      
9. TERRORISM 0         $0      
10. KIDNAPPING 3              $7,936      
11. ARSON 2              $2,788      
12. OTHER 114       2       $777,424      
TOTAL 549       45       $3,726,299      
 
INDICATE TOTAL EXPENSES PAID BY SERVICE
 
1. MEDICAL/DENTAL (Except Mental Health) $1,964,620
2. MENTAL HEALTH $88,068
3. ECONOMIC SUPPORT (Lost Wages, Loss of Support) $425,514
4. FUNERAL/BURIAL (Including all Funeral Related Expenses) $444,065
5. CRIME SCENE CLEAN-UP $718,385
6. FORENSIC SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAMS $18,262
7. OTHER $67,384
8. TOTAL $3,726,298
 
Please respond to the following questions
additional 8x11 sheets may be attached if necessary
 
1. DESCRIBE THE IMPACT THAT VOCA FUNDS HAVE HAD ON YOUR PROGRAM'S ABILITY TO MEET THE NEEDS OF CRIME
   VICTIMS.
VOCA funds help us to expedite payment of claims.
 
2. HOW DO YOU MEASURE YOUR PROGRAM'S EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS IN REDUCING THE FINANCIAL IMPACT
   OF CRIME ON VICTIMS? WHAT ARE THE RESULTS?
Our claim investigators verify each and every invoice or other request for financial assistance to ensure that the balance indeed is outstanding and does relate to the criminal conduct. We also work with victim advocates so that victims are aware of other available resources, such as restitution, civil litigation, and federal programs.
 
3. DID YOUR STATE USE VOCA ADMINSTRATIVE FUNDS?   No
   IF YOUR STATE USED VOCA ADMINSTRATIVE FUNDS, PLEASE DESCRIBE THE IMPACT THESE FUNDS HAVE HAD ON YOUR
   STATE'S ABILITY TO PROVIDE COMPENSATION OR IMPROVE VICTIM SERVICES.