How Has Crime Been Covered On Television News?

How has crime been covered on television news? The timeline below shows total mentions of the words "crime" or "crimes" across CNN, MSNBC and Fox News over the past decade. From the start of the data in 2009 through late 2013, mentions steadily increase, before dropping sharply at the end of 2013. Mentions then steadily increase from late 2013 through January 2020 and drop sharply at the start of the pandemic. During the pandemic Fox News has mentioned crime significantly more than CNN or MSNBC.

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