TBI’s latest ‘Crime on Campus’ report shows decrease in overall campus crime

NASHVILLE — The TBI released its annual report on campus crime Tuesday and says the numbers reveal an overall decrease in campus crime.

Crime on Campus 2015The 2015 “Crime on Campus” report compiles crime data submitted to the TBI by the state’s colleges and universities through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System, according to a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation release.

Among the report’s finding are:

– Crime reported by Tennessee colleges and universities decreased by 7 percent from 2014 to 2015.

– Twenty-nine percent of all 2015 offenses reported were categorized as Larceny/Theft.

– Assault Offenses increased slightly, by 1.4 percent, between 2014 and 2015.

– The overall category of Sex Offenses-Forcible increased by 26.6 percent in 2015, which includes an increase in the number of reported rapes from 51 in 2014 to 56 in 2015.

“As always, the TBI strongly discourages the comparison of one institution’s statistics to another,” the release states. “The factors impacting crime vary from community to community and rudimentary comparisons will most likely result in inaccurate and generalized conclusions of the relative safety of one campus over another.”

The full report as well as similar studies dating back to 2001 are available online.

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