I'm writing a formal technical report. I'm bit confused about how to use "decrease".
The report discusses the shift in the number of people heading home in the evening.
I'd like to say "the number of people who go their home slowly decrease(s?) after 6 pm".
Which is the correct expression?
The number of people who go their home slowly decrease after 6 pm
People who go their home slowly decrease after 6 pm
I'm also worried about the relatively long subject in this sentence. Is "The number of people who go their home" too long for a subject? My teacher says shorter subjects are better in English writing.
Thank you and please help.