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Crime at schools decreasing in Tennessee

3:14 PM, May 9, 2013   |    comments
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School crime reports declined for the third year in a row in 2012.

A new report from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows the number of reporter crimes at schools dropped 12% from 2011 to 2012.

Crimes are down 16% over the past three years.

Simple assault was the most frequently reported incident, making up 36% of offenses.

Of the nearly 4000 weapons found, 82 were firearms.

Nearly half of the time, the offender and the victim were acquainted.

Marijuana made up the majority of all seized drugs, at nearly 75 percent.

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