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Report: Domestic violence offenses down slightly in 2017

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A special study in Tennessee on domestic violence conducted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation showed the number of offenses decreased slightly from 2016.

The report showed domestic violence offenses decreased by 1.8 percent year-over-year.

Among the findings of the Domestic Violence 2017 report:

  • A total of 77,846 domestic violence offenses reported in 2017, representing a decrease of 1.6 percent since 2016.
  • Simple assault accounted for the largest number of domestic violence offenses.
  • Females were three times as likely to be victimized as males and accounted for 71.5 percent of reported victims.
  • Juveniles accounted for approximately 9.8 percent of reported domestic violence victims, with fondling being the most reported offense made against juveniles.

READ FULL REPORT: Domestic Violence 2017

“I would like to thank all participating law enforcement agencies for their hard work and contributions to making this report a thorough and accurate picture of crime in Tennessee,” said Acting TBI Director Jason Locke in a news release. “It is only with their support the state continues to maintain such a successful program.”

To view the full report, click here.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, click for resources.

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