Write a catchy headline that captures the graph’s main idea.
Graph A depicts the change in the number of violent crimes and the change in the number of undocumented immigrants for the period 2007 to 2016 appeared elsewhere on NYTimes.com. The data is from 180 metropolitan areas in the United States. Both the change in the number of violent crimes and the change in the number of undocumented immigrants are expressed in terms of the number per 100,000 people.
To add more detailed information to your analysis, you may want to use Graph B (which actually contains 5 graphs): three violent crime graphs for aggravated assault, robbery, and murder, and two property crime graphs for burglary and larceny (the taking of personal property with and without force, respectively). Note that the x-axes for all five graphs have the same scale from -3,600 to +1,400, but the y-axes’ scales for the change vary from -7 to +6 for murders to -2,023 to +922 for larcenies.
After looking closely at the graph, think about these three questions:
What do you notice? If you make a claim, tell us what you noticed that supports your claim.
What do you wonder? What are you curious about that comes from what you notice in the graph?
What’s going on in this graph? Write a catchy headline that captures the graph’s main idea.
The questions are intended to build on one another, so try to answer them in order. Start with “I notice,” then “I wonder,” and end with a catchy headline.