The local news has a job to do. It's not necessarily to inform us (though that's often a side effect). It's to get us to watch. Nobody is as interested in a recent burglary or carjacking as they are about murders. As a result, the local news has become a distorted view of the reality of crime in America. This infographic breaks it down nicely for us. Click to enlarge.
(Via: Infobia. H/T: Nissan Auburn).