The Times found a sharp surge in violent crimes.
The legend for the columns is missing.
The maximum murder rate of about 45 per 100,000 in the top chart is depicted by a column 9x as tall as that showing the minimum rate of about 60 per 100,000 of aggravated assaults in the bottom chart.
Sorting by murder rate does disservice to the bottom chart, rendering it essentially unreadable.
Reference: "Violent Crime in Cities Shows Sharp Surge", New York Times, March 9 2007.