Latest ‘Crime in Tennessee’ Report Shows Decrease in Crime in Columbia

From Columbia Police Department

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The annual Crime in Tennessee report has been released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations (TBI). This report details crime as reported by the Tennessee’s law enforcement agencies. The report compiles data submitted to the TBI through the Tennessee Incident-Based Reporting System (TIBRS). Group A Offenses include Crimes against Person, Crimes against Property, and Crimes against Society.

Columbia saw a 10.98% decrease in crime during 2021. There were almost 500 less reported offenses in 2021 than was reported in 2020. Some notable decreases that Columbia saw in 2021:

    • 33.33% decrease in robberies
    • 32.93% decrease in Weapons Law Violations
    • 27.49% decrease in Burglaries
    • 43.60% decrease in Shoplifting
    • 35.18% Drug/Narcotic Violations

    In 2021 there was a 4.81% decrease in overall violent crimes that consist of murder, forcible rape, aggravated assault, and robbery from 2020.

    “I can produce no better evidence than an independent study and numbers from the TBI which tells you 10.98% reduction in crime for 2021.”

    “CPD strives to be completely transparent and report everything we do without manipulation or delay in reporting. Our numbers are submitted weekly to the TBI, ensuring no influence in the final report,” said Chief Jeremy Alsup

    Over the last 15 years, the city of Columbia has seen a 29.15% decrease of Group A offenses and a 41% decrease of violent crimes

    Other than the excellent work Columbia Officers produce day in and day out. Chief Alsup says that “Responsible and strategic allocation of resources help with reduction of crime.”
    “Your police department will continue to do everything in our power to keep Columbia, our citizens, and our visitors safe!” Chief Alsup

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