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.”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hate crimes in Tennessee jumped in 2011, rising 51 percent above 2010 levels.

According to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation there were 261 recorded hate crimes last year.

Hate crime statistics tend to fluctuate a lot from year to year. There were 426 in 2008, 243 in 2009 and 173 in 2010.

Here in Middle Tennessee, hate crimes were reported in the cities of Clarksville, Manchester, Gallatin, Lebanon, Nashville and Spring Hill.

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.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released it’s “Crime on Campus” report for 2011 and the numbers are sobering.

The TBI said Wednesday that crime on the state’s college campuses increased by more than 4 percent last year. Kristin Helm is a TBI spokesperson.

“The types of crimes that are increasing on college campus include drugs and narcotics violations, sex offenses, theft, and overall assaults.”