TBI: Hate crimes in Tennessee up, crime in schools down

NASHVILLE (WATE) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released two reports Tuesday saying the number of reported hate crime offenses increase last year, while the number of crimes reported in schools decreased.

The “Tennessee Hate Crime 2015” report states that overall the victims of reported bias-motivated offenses increase 48.1 percent and men at 57.1 percent were victimized at a higher rate than women at 42.9 percent. The report also states the number of damage/destruction/vandalism offenses, indicated as being a hate crime, increased 4.9 percent from the previous year.

More online: Read the full “Tennessee Hate Crime 2015” report

Meanwhile, the “School Crime 2013-2015” report says the number of offenses occurring in schools decreased from 9,961 in 2013 to 8.408 in 2015. Simple assault was the most frequently reported offense, at 354 percent of all reported offenses. Males were reported to be the offender in 63.6 percent of cases and the month of April had the highest frequency of school crimes.

More online: Read the full “School Crime 2013-2015” report

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