Crime Statistics Exercise

Looking at crime statistics can help good investigative reporters spot trends and evaluate if new procedures/laws are working. Please look at the ALEA crime reports from the last four available years for your home counties. If you aren’t from Alabama, use Pike County or Montgomery County for your comparison.

What sorts of crime has been reported in your counties? Do you notice trends of certain crimes going up or down? As a reporter, what questions do these statistics bring up and what stories might you think about reporting?

There is no length requirement, but you must discuss your ideas thoroughly. That cannott be done in one-two sentences.

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