TBI releases 2018 'Crime on Campus' report
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its annual ‘Crime on Campus’ report on Tuesday.
The report details the volume and nature of crime on college and university campuses in Tennessee.
The report compiles data submitted to the TBI through the state’s Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS).
Among the report’s findings:
- Crime reported by Tennessee colleges and universities decreased 15.5% from 2017 to 2018.
- Robbery offenses decreased significantly, by 50%, in the same time period.
- The overall category of ‘Sex Offenses – Non-Consensual’ decreased by 17.8% in 2018, with reported ‘Rape’ offenses decreasing 10.2%.
“This report will hopefully assist law enforcement, institution administrators, and government officials in planning their efforts in the fight against crime and create an awareness that crime exists as a threat in our communities,” said TBI Director David Rausch. “I wish to express my appreciation to all institutions of higher learning that consistently support a unified crime reporting system in Tennessee.”
Here is the full report by the TBI:
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