The pie chart shows the percentage of persons arrested

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The pie chart shows the percentage of persons arrested in the five years ending 1994 and the bar chart shows the most recent reasons for arrest.

Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

You should write at least 150 words.

Persons arrested in five years ending 1994 (%)

persons arrested

Sample Answer:

The supplied illustration presents information about the imprisonment figure and reasons for arrest over a five years period. Overall, male were arrested more than female and drinking related issues were the main reasons for the most of the arrests during this period.

As is given in the pie chart, 32% male were arrested from 1990 to 1994 while only 9% women were arrested during this same period.

The bar graph reveals the reasons why the police have recently arrested people. As is observed, drinking in public was the main reason for those arrests and more female (over 35%) were arrested than men (over 30%) for public drinking. Second most number of arrests was related to drink driving for which 25% male were arrested compared to about 13% female arrests. Other main reasons for which recent arrests were made include breach of order, assault and theft. For theft and breach of order more men were arrested than women while the opposite is true in case of assault. All other reasons combined to about 20% arrests both for men and women (slightly less than men).