I have a set of data on crime statistics by police force and year, and another set of data showing police workforce numbers over the same period. I am trying to determine the best way to show this data. I have tried three alternatives but looking for preference out of these three or altnernatives that would show the data better (using Tableau but it's the visualisation more than the tool that matters).
And my last attempt was to use a KPI used by the police in some of their reports - the crime rate per 1000 population and create a similar metric for police staff per 1000 population.
So for 2020, this is showing on average across England and Wales, there were 86 crimes per 1000 people and 3.34 police staff. Dropdowns on the dashboard of each allow changing this to a specific police force and to specific crime groups. The crime rate per 1000 dont match up with the police force reported numbers as they seem to use just the census 2011 figures whereas i have rolledup the population estimates per year (census 2011 + births + immigration - deaths - emmigration). It's still an estimate but should be more accurate than using 10 year old figures.
Any suggestions on how to better present this data ? Thanks in advance.
The full dashboard (still work in progress and draft so apologies for the performance until i determine the right data vis), is on tableau public
There is a problem with the map. I used colour to show the number of offences so London shows as darker colour. Without modifying the data, all the rest were at other end of the scale. To rectify, i used a LOG function on the number of offences. This then shows more colour variation between the different police force regions. But i now cannot show the legend since that shows a range upto about 7000 whereas the number of offences is over a million in London. Think i may have to create an information button and an extra layer and manually include a legend on that for the map. Is there a better way ?