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TBI releases annual 'Crime in Tennessee'

 


The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its 2020 ‘Crime in Tennessee’ publication detailing the volume and nature of crime, reported by the state’s law enforcement agencies.

Among the report’s findings:

A total of 506,558 Group A (typically the most serious) offenses were reported in 2020, decreasing 5.0% from 2019.

136,407 Group A arrests were made in 2020, of which 6.8% were juveniles.

The crime rate per 100,000 for Group A offenses was 7,355.5.

There was a total of 18,167 DUI arrests in 2020, a decrease of 7.1% from 2019.

The state’s 2020 crime data was undeniably impac...



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