Is there a relationship between the race of violent offenders and their victims? Data from the U.S. Department of Justice (2003) are presented in Table

Is there a relationship between the race of violent offenders and their victims? Data
from the U.S. Department of Justice (2003) are presented in Table 12.6.
Table 12.6 Data for the Race of Violent Offenders and the Race of
Victims
Characteristics of
Victim
Characteristics of Offender
Victim
White
Black
Other
White
3,000
483
58
Black
227
2,852
11
Other
51
28
109
Let’s treat race of offenders as the independent variable and race of victims as the
dependent variable. If we first ignore the independent variable and try to predict race
of victim, how many errors will we make? (nt: E1= errors of prediction made when
the independent variable is ignored).

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