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  1. Media Perceptions of crime

  2. Portrayal of violence • TV programming exaggerates the amount of violent crime relative to property crime • Exaggerates frequency of criminal events • Research study on news programming in Orlando Florida • Majority of news broadcasts began with a crime story • 25% of all stories were crime-related

  3. Orlando • Of these crime stories, 2/3 concerned violent crime • Violent crime in Orlando that year was 18% of the total reported in the UCR

  4. Reality police programs • 50% of the crimes shown on such programs involve a murder • Murder makes up less than 0.2% of all crimes in the United States • On programs, 60% of crimes are cleared by arrest • In reality, about 18% of crimes are cleared by arrest (depends on the crime)