NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released two reports Tuesday detailing the volume and nature of hate crimes and other crimes occurring in state schools.
The annual reports compile data submitted to the TBI by the state’s law enforcement agencies.
The report determined hate crimes in Tennessee throughout 2015 increased 48 percent with males being victimized more than females (57 percent versus nearly 43 percent.)
The number of vandalism, damage or destruction related to hate crimes also increased nearly 5 percent over 2015.
Crime in schools decreased overall by 15 percent from 9,961 offenses in 2013 to 8,408 in 2015.
Simple assaults were the most frequently reported offense, comprising 36 percent of all reported offenses.
Males were reported to be the offender of over 63 percent of all school crimes.
April was found to be the month that had the highest frequency of school crimes.
To view the reports, along with other studies dating back to 2001, click here.