A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation study released Friday provides insights into issues surrounding domestic violence in the state.
“Tennessee Domestic Violence Report 2009-2011” analyzed a variety of violent crimes that were tagged as domestically related by local jurisdictions.
Among the findings:
• More than 250,000 people were victims of domestic violence from 2009 to 2011
• The number of domestic violence victims decreased from 85,475 in 2009 to 84,517 victims in 2011.
• Homicides involving domestic violence dropped by 11 percent during the three-year period.
• More than 58 percent of the domestic violence victims listed their race as white.
• 25,465 juveniles were reported as domestic violence victims during the reporting period.
The full study can be viewed here.