Abstract : This paper provides a theoretical framework to consider the effects of profit-driven media as an information provider about criminal issues on criminal behaviors and avoidance behaviors of victims. Then, we show that profit-driven news media reporting can be biased and over-misrepresented about criminal situations. This leads to an increased demand for crime news reporting of offenders and victims and causes inefficient behaviors compared to the social welfare perspective. This kind of distortion can be happened by the informal sanction provided by the profit-driven media. These help us to discuss direct and indirect interactions between criminal policies and intervention for media industries.