IELTS Task 1 Academic: Number of Serious Crimes in London.

The line graph below shows the number of serious crimes that occured in London between 2003 and 2012.

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20 minutes, 150 words.


The given line diagram presents information about the incidence of armed robberies, assaults, and murders in London from 2003 to 2012. Overall, the number of armed robberies decreased significantly and the figures for assaults increased moderately over the ten years duration. The statistics for murders almost remained constant.

The number of armed thefts increased from 3,400 in 2003 to 3,700 in 2004 and decreased gradually thereafter to the lowest of about 1,100 in 2008. Then it slightly rose to 1,400 and remained steady till 2012.

The reports of assaults fluctuated around 2100 during the first six years of the given period and after 2008 they surged modestly to 2700 by 2012. The number of murders peaked suddenly from 500 in 2003 to 700 in 2005 and decreased sharply thereafter to initial numbers in 2006. From 2006 onwards, it hovered around 500 till 2012.

While at the beginning of the duration the number of armed robbery cases was the highest among the three categories of crimes, in 2012 the number of assault cases dominated.

Total Words = 173.

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