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|TENNESSEE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION RELEASES “CRIME ON CAMPUS 2012”|
Report shows decrease in crime from previous year
Nashville, Tenn. - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today released the “Crime on Campus 2012” report which shows a slight decrease of crimes committed statewide in 2012 on Tennessee’s campuses after 2011 data showed an increase from 2010. The most commonly reported offense on university campuses remains larceny/theft, but overall that category also decreased from the previous year.
There were 7,326 offenses reported in 2012 compared with 7,639 in 2011, a 4.1% decrease overall. However, violent crime was up again for the third year in a row.
Overview of Reported Offenses
The TBI publishes the annual Crime on Campus report pursuant to the 1989 College and University Security Information Act enacted by the Tennessee General Assembly. All colleges and universities are mandated to report crime statistics to TBI in an effort to assist law enforcement, institution administrations and government officials in planning their efforts to fight crime and applying crime prevention strategies.
To view a full copy of the “Crime on Campus 2011” report, including statistics from each individual institution, click here to go to TBI’s website.