Technology zeroing in on stopping crime before it happens
By Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel
KNOXVILLE (News Sentinel) -
The most dangerous place to be in Tennessee last year was in your own home.
There, according to a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation report, you were most likely to be murdered, kidnapped, raped, assaulted or robbed. The safest place? A cemetery.
Violent death most often came calling on a Sunday between 9 p.m. and midnight in April or August. Saturdays were prime time for rapists, who most often attacked between midnight and 3 a.m. in August, and robbers, who showed up most often between 9 p.m. and midnight in October.
In Knox County last year, killers favored two extremes — striking most often in the cold of January and the heat of July. Wednesdays were the most deadly for Knox Countians. Robbers were most active on Sundays in January, while rapists most often chose Fridays in August.