In the days before the police radios went digital, we could hear the calls and respond to them with a photographer. Now we rely either on word of mouth, the sound of a siren and also tweets from the Toronto Police on major calls.
It means media rarely can get to a scene while it’s still active. But it also means the public on their news shows don’t see as much crime scene action as they once did.
It’s creating a bit of a fallacy that there may not be as much violent crime as there clearly is.