You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The chart below shows the changes that took place in three different areas of crime in Manchester city center from 2003-2012.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
Changes in three different areas of crime (Burglary, car theft and robbery) in Manchester City Centre, from 2003 to 2012 are portrayed in the given line graph.
Overall, it is clear that the number of crimes reported in these areas fluctuated, and had not exhibited a similar pattern over the given period.
As can be seen in the chart, burglary was the worst reported crime in the city in 2003. The reported cases of burglary were about 3400 in this year, which spiked to 3750 in the next year. Car theft stood as the second worst crime in the city, but the numbers stood almost 1000 less than the former crime reported in 2003. Robbery was the least reported crime in the year (around 500).
After 2004, there was a decline in the burglary cases till 2008, and this was from 3750 to 1100. It did not cross 1500 since then. Car theft too showed a decline, but in a varying proportion, and this was from 2400 in 2004 to around 2000 in 2006. From this lowest point, the number rose erratically to reach 2800 by 2012. In case of robbery, despite a spike in 2005, the numbers hovered around 500.
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