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)