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NCJ Number: 150149 Find in a Library
Title: Picture of Crime
Corporate Author: Ministerio de Justicia de la Nacion
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 104
Sponsoring Agency: Ministerio de Justicia de la Nacion
Sale Source: Ministerio de Justicia de la Nacion
Type: Survey
Language: Spanish
Country: Argentina
Annotation: Eight daily newspapers in Buenos Aires, Argentina, were examined for 45 days regarding reporting of criminal events. A similar study done in Colorado is appended for comparison.
Abstract: Six morning and two evening editions were reviewed from October 15 to November 30, 1991, regarding their selection of which crimes to report on; printing qualities of the crime, such as page position, size, and illustrations; narrative style, such as narrative, descriptive, or editorial; and qualification as in police or political orientation. Results indicated the percentage of print given to crime reporting by each paper examined, by day of the week, and by type of crime. Crimes were reported more from Tuesday through Friday than from Saturday through Monday. The most common crimes reported (34.2 percent) were property crimes, followed by crimes against persons (29.2 percent). Over 97 percent of crimes in the newspapers were completed; only 2.6 percent were still open cases. Appendixes provide actual statistical data, tables, and graphs of findings. 11 references
Main Term(s): Media coverage
Index Term(s): Argentina; Foreign crime statistics; Press releases; Urban area studies
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program
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