The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released its 2014 Crime on Campus report that shows Motlow College has one of the lowest records of criminal offenses for that year.
Of all the possible offenses listed Motlow College had two larceny-thefts and one burglary reported.
In 2014, Motlow had a total campus population of 4,199 which included 3,794 undergraduates, 131 staff members, 270 faculty members and four security personnel.
The annual study compiles information submitted to TBI by the states colleges and universities through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS).
Among the reports findings:
- Overall, crime reported by Tennessee colleges and universities decreased by 6.3% from 2013 to 2014.
- Reported incidents of burglary decreased by slightly over 34 from 2013 to 2014,
- Reported fraud offenses increased 19 percent over 2013’s study.
- The reported incidents of rape increased from 26 in 2013 to 46 in 2014.
- DUI offenses reported by Tennessees colleges and universities decreased by 34.9 percent between 2013 and 2014.
TBI officials discourage the comparison of one institutions statistics to another. The factors impacting crime vary from community to community and comparisons will most likely result in inaccurate and generalized conclusions of the relative safety of one campus over another.
The full 2014 Crime on Campus report, along with similar studies dating back to 2001, is available online for review at www.tbi.tn.gov