The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its annual ‘Crime on Campus’ publication, detailing the volume and nature of crime on Tennessee’s college and university campuses.
The report compiles data submitted to TBI through the state’s Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System. Among the report’s findings:
- Crime reported as having occurred on Tennessee college and university campuses decreased 4% from 2020 to 2021 and decreased 32.5% overall since 2018.
- In 2021, Larceny/Theft offenses accounted for 28.5% of reported offenses.
- Assault offenses reported on college and university campuses increased 18.7% year-to-year, from 412 incidents in 2020 to 489 in 2021.
- Reported Drug/Narcotic violations decreased 14.7% from 2020 to 2021.
After many campuses shut down in 2020 from the coronavirus pandemic, a decrease in reported incidents was noted on campuses across the state. When schools reopened, the number of reported crimes returned to similar pre-pandemic levels.