NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A new report from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has revealed that crime committed on school campuses continues to decline.
The TBI released its findings Monday using data collected in 2012, 2013 and 2014 through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS).
From 2012 to 2014, a total of 30,232 offenses, which included some 21,813 victims, were reported by law enforcement agencies. The number of offenses in school decreased 14.4 percent overall during the study’s time frame.
However, the largest percentage of reported offenses in schools happened before noon, between 8 a.m. and 11:59 a.m.
Simple Assault was the most frequently reported offense and accounted for 35.4 percent of incidents, with females accounting for 52.9 percent of total victims.
“This study will hopefully assist law enforcement, school administrators, and government officials in planning their efforts in the fight against crime and continue to create an awareness that crime exists as a threat in our communities,” said TBI Director Mark Gwyn.
The full report has been made available online.