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Media Hell contains numerous articles and resources dealing with media coverage of crime. Our perspective is that the media generally exaggerate (and/or misreport) rises in crime, and ignore (and/or misreport) falls in crime – usually to scaremongering effect.

In this section:
• BBC's misleading crime headlines >
• BBC upholds our complaint on crime coverage >
• Dialogue with BBC's Mark Easton >
• The "crime is spiralling" fallacy >
• The "violence is spiralling" fallacy >

• Police figures vs British Crime Survey (BCS) >
• Latest annual crime figures (July 2006) >
• Latest quarterly crime figures (January 2007) >
• Annual crime figures (July 2005) >
• Annual crime figures (July 2004) >

• British Crime Survey (October 2000) >
• Violent Crime Overview (January 2006) >
• "Yob" crime – media myths on antisocial behaviour >
• Comparative risk of media-hyped threats >

• The mythical Golden Age >
• Knife crime hysteria >