TBI Report: Crime in Rutherford County increased 8.9% in 2019

Jun 26, 2020 at 10:00 am by Michelle Willard

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

As a whole, Tennessee saw a 5 percent decrease in crime in 2019, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's 2019 "Crime in Tennessee" report.

The report, released Thursday, June 25, compiles data submitted to TBI's Tennessee Incident-Based Reporting System (TIBRS). Among the report's findings:

The number of Group A offenses, generally considered the most serious criminal incidents, totaled 529,524 in 2019, a decrease of 5 percent from 2018.

Reported incidents of murder, rape, and weapons law violations all decreased in 2019.

Reported cases of kidnapping increased by 7.2 percent year-to-year.

The number of domestic violence crimes reported decreased 4 percent from 2018 to 2019.

The number of reported drug violations decreased by 5.6 percent. However, the number of drug offenses identified as methamphetamine-related increased to 18,086 in 2019, a 32.1 percent increase in the span of three years.

The number of both juvenile victims of crime and juvenile arrestees decreased year-to-year.

For Rutherford County-specific crimes, the county's law enforcement agencies reported a total of 23,875 offenses in 2019, an 8.9 percent increase over 2018. They also reported a clearance rate of 37.4 percent, which is an improvement over 2018 when only 34.8 percent of offenses were cleared.

For statistics from individual agencies, see the tables below for the most offensive offenses.

To read the entire report, go here.

By Agency 

 

Total Offenses

Cases Cleared

% Cleared

Total Arrests

Adult arrests

Juvenile Arrests

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

3813

1696

44.48%

7550

7169

381

Murfreesboro Police Department

13327

4117

30.89%

4172

3959

213

Smyrna Police Department

4340

2079

47.90%

2777

2654

123

La Vergne Police Department

2391

1050

43.91%

1116

1026

90

Eagleville Police Department

4

2

50.00%

1

1

0

Most Offensive Offenses 

 

Murder

Domestic Violence

DUI

Rape/Sexual Assault

Burglary

Theft (all types)

Sheriff's Office

1

(1 cleared)

550

533

19

151

526

Murfreesboro 

4

(2 cleared)

2973

334

97

523

3506

Smyrna 

0

438

206

11

168

1226

La Vergne 

4

(3 cleared)

32

146

34

93

501

Eagleville 

0

1

0

0

0

0


Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport Authority reported no criminal offenses.



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