TBI Report: Crime down in Tennessee from 2011 to 2012

TBI Report: Crime down in Tennessee from 2011 to 2012


NASHVILLE (WATE) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Crime in Tennessee 2012 report, released Monday, found crime was down from 2011, marking the third straight year crime has dropped.

Overall crime went down 2.8% percent from 2011, the report found. Tennessee has seen crime drop a total of approximately 3.5% since 2010.

Most crimes reported in the state in 2012 were property crimes - 57% of all crimes. The number of property crimes dropped 5.8% from 2011 to 2012.

Domestic violence incidents made up more than half of all crimes against people.

Though crime overall went down, the state saw more cases of specific crimes, including murders and DUIs.

The report also found that people aged 18-24 accounted for more than a third of all drug violations.

The full Crime in Tennessee 2012 report is available to view on TBI's website. Reports from previous years are also available.

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