Recent IELTS Writing Task 1
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The line graphs below show the number of police officers and criminals in two cities since 2005 and predicted figures up until 2025.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
The line graphs illustrate the variation in the proportion of police officers and offenders in two cities, city A and city B, over a period of two decades between 2005 and 2025.
In 2005, city A had 25000 police officials whereas the number of officers in city B was comparatively higher, 30000. In the next 5 years, city A experienced a significant rise of 10,000 in the proportion of its police officers. In contrast, the trend for city B was downward and the numbers dropped to 25000 in 2010. Between 2010 and the present, city A’s police figures fluctuated while that of city B decreased slightly. According to future predictions, the number of police officers in city A will reach the mark of 45,000 in 2020. These figures are expected to decline to 40,000 in 2025. In comparison, city B will have only about 22,000 police officers between the present and 2025.
According to the second line graph, the number of criminals in city A and city B stood at nearly 0.9 million and 0.7 million respectively in 2005. In the next decade, city A’s figures dropped slightly while that of city B rose gradually to 1 million. In the future, city A will have about 0.6 million offenders. In contrast, the numbers in city B will be significantly higher, in the range of 1.1 to 1.2 million.
Overall, the number of police officers in city A has increased since 2005 while that of criminals has dropped. But, the trend for city B has been the reverse during this period i.e. fewer police officers and more criminals. (267 Words)