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TBI releases annual LEOKA publication
August 16, 2022

NASHVILLE -- Today, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Statistical Analysis Center released its annual publication. The report details the volume and nature of crimes directed toward the state’s law enforcement officers.

The report, ‘Law Enforcement Officers Killed or Assaulted 2021,’ draws upon data submitted to the TBI from the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS).

Among the findings of LEOKA 2021:
• The total number of reported LEOKA incidents increased 9.86% from 2020, to a total of 2,586.
• The offense of Simple Assault continues to be the highest-reported LEOKA offense, with a total of 1,442 in 2021.
• There was one LEOKA murder reported in 2021.

“I am very proud of the efforts of all participating law enforcement agencies in the state to provide the data necessary to produce this report,” said TBI Director David Rausch. “Our combined efforts have resulted in a successful program and this annual report providing information on incidents involving assaults and deaths of our law enforcement officers.”

The publication examines incidents in which law enforcement officers were killed or assaulted in the line of duty in 2021.

The full report is available for review and download on TBI’s website, at

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