New TBI Study Sheds Light On Domestic Violence In Tennessee

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its “Domestic Violence 2011-2013” study on Tuesday. The  report analyzes crime data submitted by the state’s law enforcement agencies to the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System from 2011-2013. 

Among the report’s findings:  

Simple assault was, by far, the most frequently reported offense, accounting for 68.8 percent of all domestic violence offenses.  

Females were almost three times more likely to be victimized than males in domestic incidents in Tennessee. 

Juveniles accounted for approximately 10 percent of domestic violence victims each year from 2011 to 2013. 

In the time period analyzed, domestic violence victims were six times more likely to be abused by a spouse than an ex-spouse.  

Boyfriend/girlfriend relationships were the most frequently reported incidents, accounts for 43.2 percent of all domestic violence from 2011 to 2013.  

Domestic violence resulted in 288 murder/non-negligent homicides during the three-year study period.  

“This kind of crime creates a real threat to our communities,” said TBI Director Mark Gwyn. “We hope this study gives law enforcement, policy makers, and government leaders a snapshot of domestic violence in our state, bringing to light what happens too often behind closed doors.”  

The full report is available for review online at http://www.tbi.tn.gov/tn_crime_stats/stats_analys.shtml


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