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Crime Rate Calculation Help!

I am trying to figure out how to calculate crime rates within the Power BI Desktop app. 


In Excel, it would look like: (Total Amount of Crime ÷ Population * 1,000)


I currently have the following variables:

  • CRID (when using distinct count, this provides a total amount of crime)
  • Location (3 different cities)
  • Population (Split up into 9 variables by city and by year)
  • Year (2016-2020)


What I really need is a way to get crime rates for each city and each year for a total of 9 individual crime rates


(e.g. CRID ÷ Location Population for Specific Year * 1,000)


Is there a way to do this??

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@alexandriaIDEA ,

It would be like

divide(sum(Table1[Total Amount of Crime]),Sum(Table2[Population)) * 1000


Can you share sample data and sample output in table format? Or a sample pbix after removing sensitive data.


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