Example sentences of "[prep] the number of [noun pl] over " in BNC.

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1 However , since there are more rape trials today than before , the reader of newspapers would find an increase in the number of reports over the years .
2 It 's probably the , the simplest illustration is to say that over the last three or four years , we 've moved from being well below S S A to nine point four percent above S S A , now nothing 's changed other than that we 've got a slight decrease in the number of calls over this last two years .
3 By July , the committee reported that in spite of an increase in the number of members over the last quarter , there had been a loss of trade and a decline in share capital .
4 The Worldwide Fund for Nature is , of course , just one part of a huge international Green Movement , in which we have seen massive increases in the number of supporters over the past few years .
5 Er , six bytes across the number of characters over the four characters .
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