TBI releases its 2016 'Crime on Campus' report

Mar 17, 2017

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released its annual report on crime at the state’s colleges and universities.

The TBI says overall campus crime increased slightly by .8 percent. Sexual assaults dropped statewide by 27 percent, but assaults rose by 21 percent.

Here’s a look at some of the more significant crime trends at five of the state’s largest universities:

  • Vanderbilt University saw sexual assaults drop by 27 percent, while drug offenses rose by the same amount.
  • Middle Tennessee State University saw assaults, sexual assaults and thefts all fall by significant percentages.
  • Tennessee State saw sexual assaults fall from 4 last year to 1 in 2016, but drug offenses increased by more than 40 percent.
  • The University of Tennessee saw assaults more than double from 28 incidents in 2015 to 64 in 2016.
  • The University of Memphis saw assaults jump by more than 50 percent, while sexual assaults increased from 6 to 9.

You can review the full report on the TBI website.