Thursday, 9 April 2015

IELTS Academic Writing - Task 1

The line graph shows how three types of crime varied in central Newport over a ten year period.

In 2003 around 3,500 burglary incidents were noted and in the following year this increased by around 200. A drop is recorded in this type of crime and incidents reach the lowest point in 2008 (a little over 1,000). Between 2009 and 2012 reported burglaries are stable at approximately 1,500.

Robbery incidents in Newport fluctuate between 500 and 1,000 throughout the time period. In the first two reported years there were around 2,800 car theft cases. This figure dropped in 2006 reaching its lowest point of 2,000 incidents. Over the next 6 years there is a gradual rise in this type of crime and in 2012 it reaches 2,700.

As we can see, robbery is not committed as frequently as the other 2 types of crime and burglary in Newport drops. Initially car theft is high and although it decreases in 2006, it is on the rise until the end of the period.

Question taken from The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS for Academic and General Training p. 264

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