TBI’s Hate Crime statistics reported
Posted: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 10:50 am
Nashville – This week, the TBI released both “Tennessee Hate Crime 2011” and “Tennessee Law Enforcement Officers Killed or Assaulted (LEOKA) 2011” based on required monthly reporting of local law enforcement agencies crime statistics across the state.
Prior to 2011, a three- year analysis of hate bias offenses showed a decline every year between 2008 and 2010. There were 1,810 LEOKA incidents reported in 2011 compared with 1,854 in 2010, a 2.4 percent decrease.
Hate Crime 2011 highlights include:
• Reported victim to offender relationships revealed that approximately 58 percent of hate crime victims knew their offenders.
• About one in every three reported hate crimes were racially motivated at 36.5 percent.
• In 2011, males were victimized 5.5 times more often than females and intimidation was the most often reported crime against persons with 60 offenses.
LEOKA 2011 Highlights
• Of the 245 Tennessee agencies who reported LEOKA incidents for 2011, three reported officers who were feloniously killed in the line of duty. The Chattanooga Police Department, Dickson County Sheriff’s Office and Memphis Police Department all lost an officer in 2011.
• A total of 1,637 LEOKA incidents were cleared resulting in a 90 percent clearance rate and 88 percent of those incidents were cleared by arrest.
• The most frequently reported weapon type used was personal weapons (hand, fists, feet) at 63 percent.
• Firearms were reported more than 10 percent of the time which is a 0.7 percent increase from 2010.