TBI releases new state crime report

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Updated: 5/06/2014 7:29 pm

NASHVILLE, Tennessee(WDEF) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its 2013 ‘Crime in Tennessee’ report that shows improvement in some areas and more problems in others.

According to the report, the number of murders decreased by 18.6-percent from the previous year but weapon law violations increased by 29.5-percent.

The number of reported DUI arrests dropped 10-percent since 2012’s report but the
number of methamphetamine clandestine labs increased by 11.6-percent.

Domestic violence offenses made up for 51.4-percent of all ‘Crimes Against Persons.’

“We’re extremely thankful for our dedicated law enforcement partners,” said TBI Director Mark Gwyn. “Together, they helped us compile a thorough snapshot of crime in Tennessee. We now hope every department takes this information and works to further address the key crime issues facing their communities and our state.”





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