Power BI | Charts exercise | Create a KPI, gauge and chart analysing crime statistics

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Software ==> Power BI  (111 exercises)
Version ==> Latest update
Topic ==> Charts  (10 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> Power BI training
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Open the Power BI report in the above folder.  It contains a list of all of the crimes reported in the area around our Manchester training room in 2018:

Crime area

The area for the reported crimes.  This map has nothing to do with the exercise, but we thought you might be interested!


Add a gauge to show the number of crimes with a target (invented!) of 4000 and a range from 0 to 5000:

Gauge analysing crimes

Switch to the formatting properties of the gauge to set an absolute minimum and maximum value.


Now add a KPI to show the number of crimes by month:

KPI showing data

The figure shown is the number of crimes for the final month in the period - for this visual there doesn't seem to be any obvious way of altering the number shown.


Finally, add a column chart comparing crime figures by category and quarter: 

Crime figures by category and quarter

Do stacked column or bar charts actually reveal anything? Wise Owl aren't so sure ...

Save this report as Reported crime, and close it down.

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