Local news continues to emphasize crimes that involve white victims, according to a new study published in the journal Communication Research. The study revisits a landmark paper published in 2000 that found that local news broadcasts overrepresented African-Americans as criminals and underrepresented them as police officers, while doing the opposite for white people. The more recent study examined a sample of news broadcasts in Los Angeles between 2008 and 2012, including Spanish-language broadcasts, to evaluate how representations may be changing. Television portrayals are compared with data about crime perpetration and victimhood published by the California Department of Justice (CDOJ) and the Los Angeles Times, as well as employment records published by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. White people were more likely to be depicted as homicide victims (35 percent) on the broadcasts analyzed than to be victimized by homicide according to crime reports (13 percent).