TBI Domestic Violence Report

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released a study that analyzed the state’s domestic violence crime data as reported by law enforcement agencies through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS) program in an effort to gain more insight into the problem of domestic violence within Tennessee. The report analyzes offense data flagged as domestic related from 2009 through 2011. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence says that is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background. A count of domestic violence victims reported from 2009 to 2011 in the state of Tennessee reveals that the overall numbers decrease in total reported offenses during the three-year period by 1.1 percent. Due to the nature of the close personal relationships between victim and offender, it is believed there is an underreporting of such offenses.