TBI Crime Data Shows Murder, Rape Increases, Fewer DUIs - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 20, 2018
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today released its 2017 "Crime in Tennessee" report, revealing a slight overall increase in reported instances of crime, Humphrey on the Hill reports. The annual study compiles data reported from each law enforcement agency in the state through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). The numbers show murders increased by 6.7 percent and rapes increased by 3.2 percent. Juvenile crime is slightly down, accounting for 6.4 percent of all arrests, and DUI arrests continue to trend downward.