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2018 ‘Crime in Tennessee’ Report

This week the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its 2018 ‘Crime in Tennessee’ report, which details the volume and nature of crimes across the state.
The report utilizes data submitted to the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS).
Among the findings in this year’s report:
• Overall, the number of reported instances of the most serious crimes decreased 3.6% from 2017.
• Reported cases of murder decreased 8.0% from 2017 to 2018.
• The number of reported rapes decreased 4.7% in the same time period.
• Juvenile arrestees made up 8.1% of those arrested for the most serious offenses. Simple Assault made up the most arrests among juveniles, at 25.7%, followed by Drug/Narcotic Violations, at 17.6% in 2018.
• Reported instances of offenses flagged as domestic violence decreased 6.0% from 2017 to 2018.
• The number of reported methamphetamine-related offenses continued to increase, from 13,483 in 2017 to 15,899 in 2018.
2018 total arrest made by Manchester Police was 998 with 45 being juveniles. Most of the arrests came in the form of drug charges with just over 300.
Tullahoma Police reported 1,024 arrests with 88 being juveniles. Most of the arrest (over 200) came in under the category of theft.
The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department reported 888 arrests with 29 being juveniles. The largest majority being drug related with over 130 arrests made.