While crime is down in Tennessee, police and prosecutors in one local county are seeing a much bigger decrease.
According to TBI, crime was down nearly three percent statewide in 2012. In comparison, Anderson County saw a decrease of 10.5 percent last year, and over the last six years, crime in Anderson County is down 27.5 percent.
The number of people incarcerated at the Anderson County jail is also up year-to-year.
"We've tried to be more aggressive at prosecuting. The police have been doing a better job of solving crime. So part of the statistics show we're solving more crimes. When crimes are solved, we're putting more people in jail," said Dave Clark, district attorney general for the seventh judicial district.
Clark says jail isn't the only reason crime is down. He says Anderson County has pushed more crime and drug education on students and adults.