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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation report on officer assaults shows decline in 2014


NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the number of law enforcement officers in the state who were attacked declined in 2014 from the year before.

Information submitted by law enforcement agencies to TBI through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System shows the number of officers reported as being victims fell to 1,704 last year. That is down more than 7 percent from 1,846 in 2013.

The report released Monday also says no law enforcement officers were reported being feloniously killed in the line of duty last year.

The most frequently reported offense was simple assault, reported in 57 percent of the cases. The most common weapon type was personal weapons such as hands, feet or teeth, used in 62 percent of the cases.

Thirty percent of the cases occurred while responding to disturbance calls.

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