TBI releases state's 10-year crime statistics
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)—The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released a study of the state's crime statistics compiled over the last 10 years.
All recorded crimes were reported to the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System by agencies across the state.
Results show credit card fraud increased 135%. Drug and narcotic violations rose 45% and crimes against persons are up 8%.
Crimes that show a declining trend include: hate crimes by 50%, DUIs by 13% and crimes against property by 9%.
Results also show the number of violent crimes is the lowest recorded in 10 years, with 2007 having the highest.
The report also groups various offenses into two categories.