This is the third straight year that reported offenses decreased from the previous year, said the TBI.
Most of the reported crimes were against property, but that figure decreased 5.8 percent from the previous year. About 57 percent of crimes were against property, 28.5 percent of crimes were against persons, 14.5 percent were crimes against society.
Tennessee has seen crime drop a total of about 3.5 percent since 2010.
Manchester police investigated 74 burglary cases, and seven robberies, and 172 drug cases were investigated last year. Manchester Police had 35 DUI cases during 2012.
“Crime in Tennessee 2012″ Fact List
- The reported number of murders increased by approximately 1.5 percent. This is the second year in a row Tennessee has seen an increase in its number of homicides.
- A total of 29,093 people were arrested for DUI in 2012 which is an increase from 2011. There were 162 juveniles arrested for DUI in 2012.
- Domestic violence offenses made up more than 51 percent of all crimes against persons.
- Reported number of aggravated assault offenses increased by almost 8 percent.
- Of the 168,929 arrests made for Group A offenses across the state about 70 percent of the arrestees were male compared with 30 percent female.
- Juveniles comprised 8.2 percent of total arrests – a decrease of more than 15 percent in Group A offenses since 2010.
- 18 to 24-year-olds accounted for nearly 35 percent of drug/narcotic violations.