A new study of domestic violence in Tennessee found women were nearly two times more likely to be victimized than men and children in 16 percent of all family violence cases. The TBI released a report analyzing crime statistics from law enforcement agencies across the state. Their findings show that nearly 15 percent of all crimes reported were domestic in nature. The study looked at the relationships between victims and offenders as well as the influence of drugs and alcohol on family violence. The study found that more than 17 percent of family violence involves drugs or alcohol, with alcohol being the most common.
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