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TBI releases statistics on school crime, domestic violence

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released two studies Thursday, detailing the volume and nature of crime on school campuses and crimes identified as being domestic violence in nature. The annual studies compile crime data submitted to TBI by the state’s law enforcement agencies through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS).

Among the findings of “Domestic Violence 2016”:

  • A total of 78,100 domestic violence offenses were reported in 2016, representing a 0.4% increase over 2015.
  • Simple Assault accounted for 66.7% of all reported domestic violence offenses.
  • Females were three times as likely to be victimized as males, and accounted for 71.5% of reported victims.
  • Juveniles accounted for approximately 9.6% of reported domestic violence victims.

Among the findings of “School Crime 2014-2016”:

·         Overall, the number of offenses reported as having occurred in school decreased 8.8% from 2014 to 2016.

  • Simple Assault was the most frequently reported offense.
  • Boys between 13-15 years old were the most common suspects.
  • The largest percentage of reported offenses occurred between12:00 p.m. and 2:59 p.m.
  • The month of September had the highest frequency of reported school crimes.

Both reports are currently available for review on the TBI’s website: www.tn.gov/tbi.

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