Historically, domestic violence was one of the more underreported crimes until the 1980s and 1990s. The social and legal paradigm shift that followed led to further development in the area of women's rights, culminating in a tougher stand against instances of domestic violence. In recent years, the law has aggressively pursued and tried suspected offenders. A recent incident illustrates the tenacity of authorities in resolving domestic violence cases.
A domestic violence call culminated in multiple law enforcement agencies collaborating and apprehending the fleeing suspect. Earlier in the month a La Vergne city police officer was responding to a domestic violence report when he spotted the suspect fleeing the scene in his vehicle. The officer pursued the suspect after unsuccessfully attempting a traffic stop.