NASHVILLE – Today, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its 2013 “Tennessee Law Enforcement Officers Killed or Assaulted” (LEOKA) study. The annual study compiles data submitted by the state’s law enforcement agencies to the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS).

LEOKA 2013Among the report’s findings for 2013:

  • -The number of reported LEOKA victims decreased 3.7% from 2012. There were 1,834 reported LEOKA victims in 2013, compared to 1,905 reported in 2012.
  • -In 2013, there were no Law Enforcement Officers reports as being killed in the line of duty.
  • -The largest percentages of LEOKA incidents occurred on Friday (16.2%) and Saturday (16.8%).
  • -“Responding to ‘Disturbance’ Calls” accounted for 32.4% of all activity types.

“Without doubt, law enforcement is a dangerous career,” said TBI Director Mark Gwyn. “Every day, our state’s officers put themselves in harm’s way to protect our state and its people. We hope this report helps them better understand the dangers they might face, so they might ultimately be better prepared and protected.”

The full report is available for review online at http://www.tbi.state.tn.us/tn_crime_stats/stats_analys.shtml.

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