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VOL. 130 | NO. 82 | Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Police: Tennessee Murders Up By Nearly 10 Percent Last Year

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A report released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows the number of reported murders across the state increased by nearly 10 percent last year.

The TBI's "Crime in Tennessee" report, which was released Monday, does not give an explanation for the rise in murders. The report compiles data from law enforcement agencies across the state.

The TBI says there were 375 murders reported in Tennessee in 2014, an increase of 9.9 percent from the previous year.

Domestic violence offenses continued to make up 51 percent of all crimes against people, the report says, but the number of domestic violence murders in Tennessee decreased last year to 83, which is down three from 2013.

Police arrested 26,810 for DUI in 2014, a slight increase from 2013. Weapon law violations decreased by 2.5 percent.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 92 480 7,835
MORTGAGES 115 551 8,785
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 6 33 1,128
BUILDING PERMITS 325 1,167 17,068
BANKRUPTCIES 39 311 5,159
BUSINESS LICENSES 27 161 3,382
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 24 114 2,268
MARRIAGE LICENSES 27 126 1,592