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TBI releases School Crimes Report 2012

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Nashville, TN (WRCB) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released its annual study dedicated to crime in Tennessee's schools. The study spans a three-year period between 2010 and 2012 and is based on crime data submitted by Tennessee law enforcement agencies to the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS).

The reported number of crimes that occurred at schools decreased by 12 percent from 2011 to 2012 with 12,477 offenses reported in 2011 to 10,980 offenses reported in 2012. Examination of 2010 through 2012 data revealed a 16.5 percent drop in crime reported at schools over a three year period. This report is based on incidents submitted by law enforcement agencies and excludes offenses reported by colleges and universities. Those statistics are compiled in TBI's "Crime on Campus" report that was released earlier this year.

View the "School Crimes Report" for 2011 in its entirety.

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