Gov. Bill Haslam speaks at a conference on public safety in Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. The Republican governor said domestic violence accounts for about half of all crimes committed in the state.
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published Thursday, December 6th, 2012
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NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday that while the crime rate is showing an overall decline in Tennessee, instances of aggravated assault, prescription drug abuse and domestic violence remain major concerns for his administration.