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.
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.