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)
Decorated with candy hearts on top and heart sprinkles on the sides, our Heart Tasty Fill pan bakes a cake you fill with a valentine surprise whipped cream, mousse, icing. The indentations are baked right into your cake layers so each cake slice shows the heart shaped design.
We can use take to say how much time we need to do something. Three constructions are possible.
[person + take + time + infinitive] I took three hours to get home last night. She takes all day to wake up. [activity + take(+ person) + time] The journey took me three hours. Gardening takes a lot of time. [It + take + person + time + infinitive] It took me three hours to get home last night. It takes ages to do the shopping.