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Resource ID: #2034
Subject: The crime beat: Uncovering the big story with meaningful statistics
Source: CAR_Conference_2004_Cincinnati_OHDoug Smith; Maurice Tamman
Affiliation: Los Angeles Times;The Atlanta Journal Constitution
Date: 2004

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Description

This tipsheet looks at how crime trends become news, and gives reporters some guidance as far as how to view crime statistics to find meaningful stories. Basic laws of trends are covered, as well as common methods and problems. Some case studies of Cincinnati are included, as well.

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