Murder and crime, staples on TV and in the news, are in fact much more rare in the world than one would conclude from media depictions. In fact, studies show that people “who consume more media are more likely to perceive the world as a more frightening and scary place than it actually is.” It’s called “Mean World Syndrome”.
Here’s what the U.S. media isn’t telling you about crime (via Upworthy):
If perception creates reality, it’s time to reboot the media. Less depiction of violence. More depiction of…? What would you like to see?