Each episode follows two actual murder cases, each from a different city. Having watched 30 or so episodes from it's seven seasons, some patterns have appeared. At least in the cities they have visited, the following items are risk factors for being shot:
- Being involved in the drug trade, or having family/friends who are. A surprisingly large percentage of these cases involve drugs
- Renting rather than owning the place you live.
- Being a member of a minority group.
On a less somber (and more sophomoric) note, one of the detectives on the show is Officer Lusty. I kid you not. That would be a fantastic stage name for a male stripper. Even better than "Officer Naughty" who advertised in a local paper a few years ago.