The article I am analyzing comes from The Blade and is called, "Gangs exact bloody toll on Toledo."
In short, this article highlights weaponry and gang activity that is making the city of Toledo a dangerous place.
To report numbers on specific crime reports and homicides in Toledo, police and public records had to be looked up. To get a better picture on the crime, the reporter interviewed several chiefs and sergeants.
Two graphs come right from Toledo Police; one on the number of guns confiscated, and the other on gang-involved shootings.
The reporter also spoke to gang members before compiling a graphic including the types of guns individual members choose.
The graphs, the gun graphic, a graphic on gang symbols, and pictures all help keep the reader engaged in this report. To compile an article like this it took research, digging into records, talking to public officials, and the public. It also took basic photography and design skills.