January 25th, 2013
Location Murder rate Midsomer County (assuming its population equivalent to Oxfordshire, where it's filmed) 32 per million (average of 2.6 murders an episode, eight episodes a year – so 21 people murdered each year). So Midsomer's crime rate equivalent to Chile or Turkey) Oxfordshire 10 per million Honduras (world's highest murder rate) 910 per million Cabot Cove (setting for CBS's Murder, She Wrote – pop: 3,500) 1,490 per million
Granted she always managed to find some poor devil to take the fall, but you don't end up in the vicinity of so many murders by coincidence.
Seriously, the article makes some good points about how little murder as depicted on TV resembles the crime in real life.