NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The number of crimes reported at Tennessee schools continued their downward trend again in 2010, according to a new study by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations.
The annual report was part of a three-year study conducted by the TBI's Crime Statistics Unit and is based on numbers submitted by the state's law enforcement agencies to the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System.
It found the number of crimes in school fell 1.6% from 2009 to 2010 and had dropped 3.4% since 2008. The TBI said 13,110 crimes were reported last year; that was compared to 13,327 in the previous year.
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The TBI said by understanding the characteristics surrounding school crime and its offenders and victims, policy makers, law enforcement, and the public can better understand how to combat crime at these institutions.
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