MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Crime on the campuses of Tennessee’s schools continues to fall.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says simple assaults were the most commonly reported offense in the state’s K-12 schools last year. Kristin Helm is with the TBI.
“Crimes against person’s actually decreased by 4.3 percent, and crimes against property decreased 8.2 percent, which gives an overall decrease of crime committed at school by about 5.5 percent from 2010 till 2011.”
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- For the third year in a row reported crime in Tennessee has fallen. In a report released Thursday morning the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation noted a 1.7 percent overall decrease in crime in 2011 when compared to 2010.
Some key crime categories did, however, show significant increases this past year. TBI spokesperson Kristin Helm notes that the number of murders in Tennessee increased by four percent.
“Tennessee reported a total of 375 murders across the state in 2011 and 96 of those were domestic violence related.”
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Crime is up significantly on Tennessee college campuses.
According to a report released yesterday by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, crime at state schools increased by more than 4 percent last year.
Of the several universities located here in Middle Tennessee, Fisk University appears to have fared the worst in 2011. The report indicates Fisk had the mid-state’s worst crime ratios for assault, theft, and drug violations.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A former Wilson County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant is in jail today facing a long list of charges.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation served 39 year-old Mount Juliet resident John Patrick Edwards with multiple charges yesterday after he was indicted by both the Davidson County and Wilson County grand juries.
The charges stem from offenses going back at least five years that officials say Edwards committed while serving as a police officer.