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School Crimes Study

NCJ Number
236600
Date Published
2011
Annotation
This report from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation presents information on criminal offenses in Tennessee schools, excluding offenses reported by colleges and universities in the State.
Abstract
Highlights from this report include: in 2010, 2.3 percent of all crime reported by Tennessee law enforcement agencies showed a location code of school; simple assault was the most frequently reported offense on school campuses; 13,110 crimes were reported at Tennessee schools in 2010, a decrease of 1.6 percent from 2009; most crimes resulted in no injuries to the victim (59 percent); almost 51 percent of the crimes were between a victim and an acquaintance; almost 73 percent of persons arrested for an offense at school were male, and the average age of arrestees was 16; and the most frequently used weapons were personal weapons (fist, hands, feet) which were used in almost 76 percent of offenses. This report from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation presents information on criminal offenses in Tennessee schools for the period 2008 through 2010, excluding offenses reported by colleges and universities in the State. The incidents in this report were submitted by law enforcement agencies to the State's Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS); incidents reported by colleges and universities are detailed in a separate report. This report is intended to assist law enforcement, school administrators, and government officials in their decisionmaking efforts towards fighting crime at schools. Tables and figures