TBI Report: Crime down in the state

TBI stats

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released promising numbers in regards to crime for the state.

In an annual report, the 2018 data shows an overall decrease in reported crimes statewide.

Overall, the number of reported instances of the most serious crimes decreased more than 3% from 2017.

Murders dropped 8% from 2017 to 2018 and he number of reported rapes also decreased by nearly 5%.

The one category to see an increase was the number of reported meth related offenses, which jumped by nearly 2,500 cases.

To read the full crime report click here.

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