The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is very optimistic about the 2017 yearend report. Preliminary data shows a 17 percent decrease in total traffic crashes, a 10 percent decrease in property damage crashes, and a 32 percent decrease in injury crashes.
“While these may seem like just numbers, these decreases result in lives and dollars saved”, explained Sheriff Clint Shrum. “When insurance companies and health care providers are paying less claims and treating fewer injuries, eventually the impact of this will flow back into the community and to the insured in reduced premiums.”
The county had one traffic related fatality in 2017.
In addition to this decrease, the Sheriff’s Office experienced a four percent decrease in the total number of reportable incidents. The Sheriff said this would suggest a decrease in the overall crime rate. That report will be released in early spring by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.