Missouri

Number of reported cases At least 265 How do we calculate the number of cases

Overview

From Williams Institute report, February 2020

Of the four states that the Williams Institute has analyzed (Missouri, Georgia, Florida, and California), Missouri has the most enforcement of its HIV-specific laws. When using the most comparable data, Missouri has one arrest for an HIV crime for every 60 PLWH currently living in the state, compared to one arrest for every 370 PLWH currently living in Florida and one arrest for every 2,000 PLWH currently living in California.

More specifically, in Missouri, 209 people have been arrested for the following three HIV crimes in 263 separate incidents. This includes 107 people who have been convicted for these crimes.

Laws

V.A.M.S. 191.677

HIV-specific criminal law (active)
Year enacted
1988

Further resources

An analysis of enforcement data from 1990 to 2019, published February 2020. Of the four states that the Williams Institute has analysed to date (Missouri, Georgia, Florida, and California), Missouri has the most enforcement of its HIV-specific laws. When using the most comparable data, Missouri has one arrest for an HIV crime for every 60 people living with HIV (PLHIV) currently living in the state, compared to one arrest for every 370 PLHIV currently living in Florida, and one arrest for every 2,000 PLHIV currently living in California.

Not all laws used to prosecute people living with HIV in this state are included on this page. For a comprehensive overview and analysis of HIV-related criminal and similar laws and policies, visit The Center for HIV Law and Policy

Acknowledgements

This information was last reviewed in September 2020