TBI Releases Annual School Crime Study

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released a new study on Monday, detailing the volume and nature of crime on K-12 campuses across the state. The annual report compiles three years of crime data submitted to TBI by the state’s law enforcement agencies through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS).

Among the findings of “School Crime 2015-2017”:

· From 2015 to 2017, a total of 27,038 offenses were reported by Tennessee law enforcement agencies with a ‘School’ location code.

· The number of offenses occurring in school increased 13.5%, from 8,494 offenses in 2015 to 9,642 in 2017.

· Simple Assault was the most frequently reported offense, accounting for 37.4% of reported offenses.

· The month of September had the highest frequency of reported school crimes.

· While males accounted for 57.3% of offenders in reported offenses, females accounted for 52.8% of victims.

· The most common weapon type was ‘Personal Weapons (Hands, Fist, Feet, Etc.),’ at 80.1%.

“This study will hopefully assist law enforcement, school administrations, and government officials in planning their efforts in the fight against crime and continue to create awareness that crime exists as a threat to our communities,” said TBI Director Mark Gwyn. “The threats to society by criminal activity must be addressed by efforts from all law-abiding citizens, as well as law enforcement agencies.”

As with all of its crime publications, the TBI cautions against using the data provided in these reports to compare one jurisdiction to another. The factors impacting crime vary from community to community and accordingly, comparisons are considered neither fair nor accurate.

The full report is available for review and download on the TBI’s website: www.tn.gov/tbi.



Home Damaged By Fire Monday Night

A home was damaged by fire Monday  night. Around  9 p.m. , the Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire at  5592 Ginkgo Road . The first unit arrived on the scene advising a kitchen fire. The occupants were out of the house. No injuries were reported, but Hamilton County EMS was on the scene for any potential injuries to ... (click for more)

Senator David Perdue Discusses Trade, Funding And National Security On Bloomberg TV

Senator David Perdue joined David Westin and Shery Ahn on Bloomberg TV live from the White House to discuss trade, government funding, the debt crisis, and the critical role U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) plays in our national security. Senator Perdue also joined Shannon Bream on Fox News @ Night to discuss the role U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ... (click for more)

Thank You For Cleaning Up Brown's Tavern

Thank you to whomever is responsible for the massive clean-up project that began yesterday at Brown's Tavern in Lookout Valley.  It already looks 1,000 percent better. Ricky and T.J. Hendricks Smith  (click for more)

Roy Exum: One Person Every Hour

After the first weekend in August, the United States was shaken to its core as every major media outlet reported that 67 people had been shot in Chicago, 12 of them dead in the senseless carnage. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel pleaded for calm and announced an additional 600 police officers would join other law enforcement in the five most troubled districts. This past weekend, which ... (click for more)

GPS Rallies To Clip CCS In Volleyball

There’s nothing quite like the jitters and general nervousness that goes along with playing in front of the home crowd for the first time. Add to that the pressure of making a good impression on a new coach and you can see what the GPS volleyball team was going through Monday evening. Despite all the outside factors and the fact GPS was facing undefeated Chattanooga Christians, ... (click for more)

Baylor's Coach Jenny Smith Finishes North Channel Ultra Distance Swim

On Monday, Baylor Swim Club Tri-Masters Coach Jenny Smith finished the North Channel Swim in 13 hours and 6 minutes.  The open water ultra-distance swim began in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland and finished in Portpatrick, Scotland on the Mull of Galloway, which is about 21.5 miles long.  The North Channel swim is approximately the same distance as the English Channel, but ... (click for more)