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Tennessee endures more murders
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Prostitution and burglary were down, while murder and kidnapping were up.Those are just a sampling of statistics released Monday by the TBI in its 2015 report titled Crime in Tennessee.Among notable items, murders in Tennessee were up 9.4 percent with a reported 406 people being killed in 2015. Kidnapping/ abductions were up 21.6 percent with 1,504 reported throughout the state.In other violent offenses, forcible rape was up 2.4 percent, while weapon law violations increased 2.1 percent.However, not all serious crimes were up as the TBI reports a 14.1 percent reduction in prostitution offenses, and a 7.4 percent drop in burglaries. There was also a 2.3 percent decrease in drug/ narcotic charges.One eye-opening subcategory of drug/ narcotic arrests is heroin.