TBI releases annual ‘Crime on Campus’ study

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released its annual crime study detailing the volume and types of crime on the state’s college and university campuses. The report is headlined by a slight decrease in overall incidents and a massive spike in reported DUI offenses for 2017. 

Crime on Campus 2017‘ compiles data submitted to TBI by the state’s colleges, universities and law enforcement agencies.

Overall, crime reported by Tennessee’s colleges and universities decreased by 2.8 percent from 2016 to 2017, with 26.8 percent of all offenses categorized as theft. 

Reported DUI offenses on Tennessee campuses increased by 60.9 percent year-to-year. 

While a roughly a quarter of all incidents being categorized as theft, the number of robbery offenses decreased by over half from 29 in 2016 to just 13 in 2017. 

Overall “forcible sex offenses” decreased by 26 percent according to the report, with reported incidents of rape dropping from 63 in 2016 to 46 in 2017. 

The full 2017 ‘Crime on Campus’ report, along with similar studies dating back to 2001, is available for review online: http://www.tn.gov/tbi.

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