Research Paper on the Rise in crime in the United States 1. Why is there a rise in crime? 2. How can crime be reduced? In approximately 3,500-5000 words (12-15 pages, not including cover and reference pages) paper should included Introduction, Literature Review, and Research Design into a coherent whole. In addition, you will be expected to add one more element: Data collection strategy and method of analysis. – this is only a proposal to conduct the research.