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Recent rise in violent crime in Suburbs

Summary: On Sunday, February 4, 2007, Star Tribune reported the recent rise in violent crime in Suburbs of Minnesota. ( The reporter explained, “Crime trends in the suburbs follow the recent rise in violent crime (murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault) in Minneapolis and other large U.S. cities.? He explained this trends from demographic prospect. He cited several studies and neighborhood interviews.

Challenge: I think the reporter spent longer time and put more effort than other kinds of report to cover this one. The reporter probably needed to research many studies from various points of view and to interview with many people as many as he/she can.

Comparison: I could not find any other newspaper that covered same event.

Opinion: I think reporter did a good job. He researched many statistics and research paper and interviewed many neighbors. However, if I were a reporter, I would do more interviews with victims of recent crimes.