BBC HomeExplore the BBC

16 October 2014
Editorial Guidelines logo Editorial Guidelines logo

BBC Homepage

Contact Us

Online Services Guidelines in Full

Crime & Anti-Social Behaviour

Introduction

See Section 7: Crime & Anti-Social Behaviour of the Editorial Guidelines.



Our reporting of crime and anti-social behaviour aims to give audiences the facts in their context. It must not add to people's fears of becoming victims of crime when statistically they are very unlikely to be so.

We will ensure that material likely to encourage or incite crime, or likely to lead to disorder, is not included on our services unless clearly editorially justified.

We will seek to balance the public interest in freedom of expression with respect for a victim's privacy and dignity when reporting crime.

We will ensure that detailed descriptions or demonstrations of criminal techniques which could enable the commission of crime are not included on our services unless clearly editorially justified.

< previous page | 

Search this site

Content producers must also read

Editorial Guidelines




About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy