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Useful Expressions to Describe Chart Movements

For each source (graph, charts, table, etc.) there are a number of useful verbs and nouns to express the movement or trend.

The number of road accidents fell.
There was a fall in the number of accidents.


Rose (to)
Increased (to)
Went up (to)
Climbed (to)
A rise
An increase
An upward trend
A boom (a dramatic rise)

Fell (to)
Declined (to)
Decreased (to)
Dipped (to)
Dropped (to)
Went down (to)
Slumped (to)
Reduced (to)
A d...

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