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Table 2 Examination results according to BCRA, psychopathic traits (PCL-SV), and violent risk assessment (HCR-20) stratified for recidivism

From: Predicting general criminal recidivism in mentally disordered offenders using a random forest approach

  Without recidivism With recidivism Statistics
N = 131 N = 128
BRCA risk for specific recidivism    
   Not determinable or low (%) 45 (34) 44 (34) χ2 = 1.0, df = 2; p = .607
   Average (%) 23 (18) 17 (13)
   High (%) 63 (48) 67 (52)
BRCA risk for general recidivism    
   Not determinable or low (%) 94 (72) 105 (82) χ2 = 4.9, df = 2; p = .085
   Average (%) 7 (5) 2 (2)
   High (%) 30 (23) 21 (16)
BRCA risk for violent recidivism (%)** 104 (79) 120 (94) p < .001
PCL total* 9 (8.5) 10 (6) W = 7685; p = .245
HCR total* 16 (11) 18 (8) W = 6684; p = .005
  1. *Median and interquartile range; Wilcoxon rank sum test with continuity correction.
  2. **According to BCRA “Risk for violent recidivism” is viewed as a dichotomous variable and does not rely on staging.
  3. Note: where not otherwise stated, cells contain absolute and relative frequencies; Fisher's Exact Test for Count Data.