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Crime in America is of significant concern to the public. Many surveys conducted over the years have shown that people want to know about the top crime news, more than they do about any other topic, including local news, entertainment and sports.
While academics and experts may argue that coverage of crime could contribute to a cultural climate of fear, mass media remains the primary source of information about crime for a huge majority of the general public.
If the success of the top true crime documentaries on Netflix and other OTT platforms is anything to go by, the public’s fascination with crime and punishment is undeniable.
And for good reason considering the country is seeing a surge in violence. In 2020, the US saw a 3% crime rise across major cities over the previous year.
Especially concerning is the fact that there were 25% more murders recorded. According to the FBI, this 25% surge in homicides is the largest single year increase since the agency began publishing uniform data in 1960.
Today, the media has become an important part of police investigation as authorities rely on them to share CCTV footage, pictures of missing persons, and other similar sources.
Many criminal trials are also broadcast live to add an extra level of transparency in the overall justice delivery system.
The media’s examination of individual cases, for instance the George Floyd case, has resulted in groundswells of public opinion and action. In many cases, media coverage has changed the way the justice system operates.
At MEAWW, with the best crime coverage, we want to play a significant role in public safety by keeping citizens apprised of crime, trends in violence and victimization. assist victims and help communities take measures to promote safety.