IELTS Writing Task 1- Line Graph (Practice 14)

The chart below shows the changes that took place in three different areas of crime in Newport city from 2003-2012. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

IELTS Writing task 1 (line Graph))


This graph illustrates how crime rates altered in Newport inner city during the period 2003-2012.
Overall, robbery has always been a fairly minor problem for Newport where the number of offences committed changed little over nine years. The greatest change occurred in the number of burglaries, while incidents of theft remained low but steady.
In 2003, we can see that burglary was the most common crime, with approximately 3400 reported cases. The figure rose to around 3700 in 2004, but then there was a downward trend until 2008. At this point, the figure stood at just over 1000 incidents. This rose slightly in 2009, then continued to fluctuate for the remaining period.
In 2003, the number of cars being stolen stood at around 2800 and followed a similar trend to burglary until 2006. At this point the number rose, standing at around 2200 in 2007. There was a marginal decrease in the following year, but from then on, the trend was generally upwards.

2 thoughts on “IELTS Writing Task 1- Line Graph (Practice 14)”

  1. The graph illustrates the rate at which robbery, car theft and burglary incidents were altered in Newport city between the year 2003 and 2012.

    Overall, it can be seen that robbery had a fairly minor incidents over the years. However, car theft and burglary had the highest cases but reduced over the remaining years.

    To begin, in 2003, burglary rates compared to car theft rose slightly from approximately 3500 to 3700, then experienced a downward trend until 2008 at 1100 incidents. Car theft on the other hand decreased in 2005 till 2006 to 2000 cases. Although both incidents fluctuated overs the remaining years, the rate of car theft was twice as high than burglary in 2012 at 2600 against 1400 incidents.

    Over the years, the number of robbery incidents was minimal compare to the other two crimes. The highest case took place in 2005 at around 900. After this, the number of incidents fluctuated over the remaining years and experienced a slight reduction at around 600 incidents in 2012.

  2. Given is a line chart which represents crime statistics in Newport over a 9-year period commencing in 2003.

    Looking from the overall perspective, a cursory glance at the image reveals that during the period being considered the quantity of burglaries drastically dropped, while both numbers of car theft and robbery were oscillated, howerer changed insignificantly.

    Having a modest rise from just below 3500 incedents in 2003 up to an apex of approximately 3750, the burglary rate then started sharply decreasing to its nadir after a 5-year period constituted about 1100 cases before slight growth up to the close proximity to 1500 in the last 4 years of the observed period.
    While amount of robbers were between 500 and 1000 with insignificant fluctuations during the period, starting from just over 500 and finishing with the same number of accidents at the end. However, car theft curve shows fluctuating behaviour as well as robbery curve, it oscillates a little wildler. Starting with a close vicinity of 3000 at the very beginning, the car theft rate then decreasing to the bottom amounting to about 2000, right after that witnessed a marked grow back to the first number by 2012.

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