TBI Crime Report

TBIThe Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released its 2013 ‘Crime in Tennessee’ report.
The annual study compiles data reported from each law enforcement agency in the state, providing an updated and comprehensive picture of the successes and challenges facing every community in Tennessee.
Among the report’s findings:
• Overall, reported incidents dropped in the Group A (counted by offenses) category by 5.4% and by 7.6% in the Group B (counted by arrestees) category.
• Reported murders decreased by 18.6% from the previous year.
• Domestic violence offenses made up for 51.4% of all ‘Crimes Against Persons.’
• Weapon Law Violations increased by 29.5% in 2013.
• Reported methamphetamine clandestine labs increased by 11.6% over 2012.
• The number of reported DUI arrests dropped 10% since 2012’s report.
In the City of Manchester the crime report says in 2012 there were 68 cases of assault and 48 in 2013. One case of arson in 2012 and 2 in 2013. In Manchester there were 74 burglaries in 2012 and 79 in 2013. In 2012 Manchester had 161 cases of vandalism and 116 in 2013. There were 7 robberies in 2012 and 5 in 2013. Drug cases worked by the Manchester Police Department in 2012 were 172 and 296 in 2013.
Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves says the county has seen an increase in murders, domestic violence and cases of child abuse are up.
Tullahoma Police Chief Paul Blackwell stated. “This is a statewide concern in that approximately one half of all our Crimes Against Persons are domestic related.” In 2012, there were 282 cases reported while in 2013 there were 277.
Weapons violation crimes in Tullahoma in 2012 was 21 cases as compared to 26 in 2013.
According to statistics maintained by the police department, there were no statutory rapes reported in 2013 as compared to four in 2012. There was two forcible rape cases in 2012 and one in 2013. In burglaries there were 149 in 2012 in Tullahoma compared 122 last year. Tullahoma Police worked 10 robberies in 2013 compared to seven in 2012.