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)
The practical test is about making sure that those who pass are competent and safe in the basic skills of driving. Before you take the test, indeed before you book it, you must have passed the theory and hazard perception tests.Always seek the advice of your driving instructor before booking the practical test. They should give you an honest appraisal of your driving abilities, and the chances you have of passing the test.The practical test will start at one of the many driving test centres dotted around the UK. When booking the test, you can choose which centre you want to use.