METRO NASHVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released a new study on Wednesday, indicating a slight drop in reported domestic violence offenses from 2016 to 2017.
The annual report compiles crime data submitted to TBI by the state’s law enforcement agencies through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System.
Among the findings of “Domestic Violence 2017:”
- A total of 77,846 domestic violence offenses were reported in 2017, representing a decrease of 1.8% since 2016.
- Simple Assault accounted for the largest number of domestic violence offenses.
- Females were three times as likely to be victimized as males, and accounted for 71.5% of reported victims.
- Juveniles accounted for approximately 9.8% of reported domestic violence victims, with Fondling being the most reported offense made against juveniles.
The report is currently available for review on the TBI’s website: https://www.tn.gov/tbi/divisions/cjis-division/recent-publications.html