|Published: 8:02 AM, 01/30/2014
Author: Miranda Smith
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
Rankings have ranked Tennessee the worst state for violent crime. The 2013
results are based on data collected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Violent crime, in terms of this survey, is classified as
murders, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults per every 100,000 people. These
statistics reveal that 644 people out of every 100,000 in the state have
reported being a victim of some type of violent crime.
These also take into account reports of domestic assault and
child abuse. Newport Police Chief Maurice Shults said, “Anyone that assaults a
child is considered a violent criminal.” According to Roger Thompson, chief
advisor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s criminal justice
department, close to half of the aggravated assaults and homicides occur
between people living in the same home.
For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
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