TBI study sheds new light on domestic violence in Tennessee

TBI study sheds new light on domestic violence in Tennessee

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NASHVILLE (WATE) - A new study from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is shedding new light on domestic violence in the state.

The "Domestic Violence 2011-2013" study analyzes crime data submitted by the state's law enforcement agencies to the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System from 2011 to 2013.

The study shows that simple assault was, by far, the most frequently reported offense, accounting for 68.8 percent of all domestic violence crimes.

Females were almost three times more likely to be victimized than males in domestic incidents, while juveniles accounted for approximately 10 percent of domestic violence victims.

The study also found that during the time period analyzed, victims were six times more likely to be abused by a spouse than an ex-spouse, but boyfriend/girlfriend relationships were the most frequently reported incidents, accounting for 43.2 percent of all domestic violence during the three year period.

Domestic violence also resulted in 288 murders or non-negligent homicides during the three-year study period.

More online: Read the full report [PDF]

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