TBI Releases 2013 “Crime On Campus” Study

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released its 2013 “Crime on Campus” study.

The annual report presents the nature, volume and extent of reported crime on the campuses and in the housing of Tennessee colleges and universities during calendar year 2013.

Among the report’s findings:

• Overall, crime reported by Tennessee’s colleges and universities decreased by 11.6% from 2012 to 2013.

• While offenses in the larceny/theft category decreased, reported instances of burglary and robbery increased in the same time period.

• In contrast to a decrease in the previous year’s study, the overall category of sex offenses –forcible increased by 25% in 2013.

“This report will hopefully assist law enforcement, institution administrators, and government officials in planning their effort in the fight against crime,” said TBI Director Mark Gwyn. “The threats to society by criminal activity must be addressed by efforts from all law-abiding citizens as well as law enforcement agencies.”

The TBI’s CJIS Support Center publishes the report yearly, as required by the College and University Security Information Act, enacted by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1989.

The full 2013 report, including breakdowns by institution, is available in the “Crime on Campus” section of the website: http://www.tbi.tn.gov/tn_crime_stats/stats_analys.shtml


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