The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2008
Only one of every six television evening news stories relates to crime or violence, but almost 33 percent of the stories that lead broadcasts focus on crime and violence, while 45 percent focus on some type of crime. African Americans are frequently featured as alleged perpetrators, while Caucasians usually are the reported victims.
Regional Studies Institute, Old Dominion University, "Part 3: Local Televsion Evening News" (2008). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 92.