The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released its 2020 ‘Crime in Tennessee’ publication, which details the volume and nature of crime, as reported by the state’s law enforcement agencies.
The report compiles data submitted to TBI through the Tennessee Incident-Based Reporting System (TIBRS). 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 were a total of 18,167 DUI arrests in 2020, a decrease of 7.1% from 2019.
The state’s 2020 crime data was undeniably impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as workplaces, schools, and other community venues were closed. The data analysis and the numerous graphs and charts in this year’s publication illustrate the sharp decline in reported crime.
The full report is now available on TBI’s website. TBI Releases Annual ‘Crime in Tennessee’ Publication – TBINewsroom.com