TV Crime Facts
Crime related television shows have become so popular that you could probably turn on your tv right now and come across one. These types of shows seem so real that to many people it is hard to distinguish what is fantasy and what is reality. What many of us don't know is just how far from reality these crime television shows actually are. I have put together a list of many interesting tidbits that will definitely make you question your favorite crime television the next time you watch it.
Fun TV Crime Facts
1. Almost all crimes on tv are solved and the perpetrators pay for their actions.
2. Television characters are killed about 1 thousand times more then people in real life.
3. There are more negative stories about the police force on tv then there are positive ones.
4. Over 40% of television viewers believe that police television shows provide an accurate portrayal of what it is like to work with the police, only 14% of police agreed.
5. The common mistakes made on TV police dramas include:
a. Making police busts in public places, which actually puts innocent bystanders in more
b. Crime scenes are rarely maintained and are easily accessible by outsiders.
c. TV cops shoot their guns several times an hour, while a real life cop would typically have
to work for 60 years before they shoot their gun just once.
6. Television crime shows indicate that violent crimes are very common and hundreds of people are murdered daily.
7. TV police are able to bend the law in their favor in order to help them solve a crime, while in real life there are very strict procedures that everyone has to follow.
8. In all crime shows, forensic labs are equipped with every thing that they need in order to solve a crime. In real life, crime labs are commonly under funded.
9. TV crime shows are able to find and analyze evidence fast and make a conclusion immediately.
10. A select few characters on crime shows are able to do approximately 5 different full time forensic and investigative jobs and solve any type of crime on their own. In reality, it takes more then 6 different departments which are full of specialists to even figure out what a piece of evidence indicates.