As for my opinion I feel that all the media wants out of crime is to pick the best story to get the best response from the public, so they feel the pressure of crime and so they feel its on the rise. Over the recent years, crime has been presented on a need to know basis. Only stories that will get a reaction are presented, not the small crimes. They way media look at crimes is that we only need to know the crimes associated with celebrities and the stories that we can associate with our own lives and make us think ‘that could have been me’.
The media often publish crime stories that seem harsh in nature so that patrons think the crime rate is on the rise. This is how newspapers and news shows stay in business. Media portrays crime in different ways, but most of all they over report crime all the time. Crime shows like to portray the way crime is handed in our society, from the way police handle crime and the way the criminal justice system punishes those who commit such crimes.
Media outlets always like to make crime seem more effective by always over dramatizing the crime committed and then make up lies and assumptions of how and why it happens. This is the way that people get to hear what they want. They also often report on stories with one side due to their limited facts and information. They tend to have little contacts, so they make stories from information that they can find and if it’s wrong then they tend to still report it.