Accuracy in Media

Originally published at KRCR-TV
Kids and Crime: is the next generation really that bad?
Mark Hyman | The National Desk | January 30, 2023

WASHINGTON (TND) — One of the consistent themes in society is older generations believe the newest generation is the worst behaved.

Some of this bad behavior is believed to include criminal activity.

But are today’s teens and young adults really that bad? Inside Your World Investigates took a close look to get answers.

In the last few years, there have been countless news stories sounding the alarm about rising crime rates. Property and violent crime are up. And teens and young adult perpetrators are in the thick of it.

A recent Gallup poll found 56% of Americans believe local crime has risen. This is a 50-year high. Nearly 80% believe it’s up nationally. That’s the highest opinion in three decades.

Accuracy in Media President Adam Guillette believes public opinion is heavily shaped by news reports and social media.

Human beings are creatures of emotion, not creatures of logic. And when they see clips on TV of gangs going into a department store and stealing massive amounts of things and cars getting smashed, that strikes a chord emotionally,” he said.

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