NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee had 36 tornadoes in 2013 with no fatalities.
According to National Weather Service Meteorologist Bobby Boyd, in the Nashville office, 25 of the state's tornadoes took place in January. March and June saw four tornadoes each, and November had three tornadoes.
It was the first time since 2007 that there were no deaths reported from tornadoes in the state.
On average, Tennessee has 19 tornadoes each year with five fatalities.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville police say the 2013 murder rate was the lowest in the 50-year history of the metropolitan government.
According to police, Nashville had 43 criminal homicides in 2013. That's a 31 percent decrease over the previous year and a 62 percent decrease from 1997, the year of the city's highest murder rate with 112 victims.
The 2013 number includes three homicides that occurred in previous years. They were included in the 2013 count for various reasons, such as the September discovery of the body of a person missing since 2009.