TBI: reported crimes increased in 2007, number of murders dropped

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- More than 8,000 more crimes were reported in Tennessee in 2007 than in 2006, according the the TBI's "Crime in Tennessee 2007" report.

A TBI release says the number of murders in Tennessee was down for the second year in a row.

The report shows that a little more than 60 percent of the reported crimes were against property, while 27.5 percent were crimes reported against people.

Juveniles made up 10.4 percent of total arrests in 2007, that's down from 13.5 percent in 2006.

The complete "Crime in Tennessee 2007" report is available on the TBI Web site.

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