HATE CRIME IN TENNESSEE INCREASES IN 2011 TBI Releases 2011 “Hate Crime” and “LEOKA” Reports
Monday, April 30, 2012 6:11 am
The State of Tennessee saw an increase in the number of hate crimes committed in the state and a decrease in the number of law enforcement officers killed or assaulted for the calendar year 2011, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s statistical analysis of Tennessee crime statistics and the compiling of two separate, annual reports. Today, 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.
Bias motivated offenses were up nearly 51% to 261 offenses reported in 2011 compared with 173 in 2010. 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% decrease.
Hate Crime 2011 Highlights
LEOKA 2011 Highlights
Full copies of these reports can be downloaded from the TBI website at www.tbi.tn.gov. From the TBI homepage, scroll over the Crime Statistics button for a fly-out link to the Statistical Analysis Center webpage. Scroll down the page to find the separate 2011 Hate Crime and LEOKA reports. Additional information can be acquired at www.tncrimeonline.com.