It seems that anytime TV stations can get their hands on surveillance video, it's sure to be near the top of the newscast.
The grainy images of a gun-toting thug jumping across a convenience store counter are considered "eye candy" by television news producers.
Websites operated by TV stations tell you surveillance video produces lots of clicks.
That's why TV viewers and web surfers will see an endless stream of crime scene surveillance video on their TV or computer screens.
But does it do any good?
Check out this story by WTVJ's Hank Tester on the pros and cons of TV stations using surveillance video on the air.