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10 English Phrases for Talking about Statistics

  1. The crime rate rose.
  2. The crime rate went up.
  3. There was a sharp increase in crime.
    (sharp = sudden and large)
  4. There was a gradual rise in crime.
  5. There was a spike in crime.
    (spike = a sudden increase and then decrease)
  6. The crime rate reached its peak.
    (peak = the highest point)
  7. The crime rate plateaued.
    (plateaued = stayed at the same level)
  8. There was a slight decrease in crime.
  9. The crime rate dropped.
  10. The crime rate plummeted.
    (= decreased a lot, very quickly)

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