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4:59 pm
Tue August 4, 2009

Tennessee Crime Recidivism

Tennessee – A new study of crime statistics shows that 21 percent of people arrested in Tennessee for driving under the influence were arrested at least two more times for the same crime within a five-year span. The study released Monday by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation analyzed recidivism rates for DUI, rape and robbery between 2002 and 2007. Six percent of people who were arrested for rape were arrested again during that period. For robbery offenders, 16 percent were taken in again for the same crime and nearly half of those arrests occurred within six months of the original arrest.