This research endeavor aims at systematically examining the newspapers‟ coverage of crimes incidents in Pakistan. A retrospective quantitative content analysis of Pakistani print media was conducted for a period of one year i.e. 1st January 2017 to 31st December 2017. Two reputed national level newspapers; Daily Dawn English-language and Daily Jang Urdu-language, were selected based on newspaper circulation ratings and readership. Descriptive analysis of the study highlights those discrepancies in crime reports exist between Daily Dawn and Daily Jang. Urdu-language newspaper gives more coverage and published articles on many types of crimes as compared to English-language daily. Similarly, English daily newspaper reported urban areas‟ crimes more frequently in comparison to Urdu daily, however, articles on violation against women and child abuse are equally reported in both dailies.


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