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Table 6 Comparison of the RMSE between our spatial-demographic regression model and a naive model (average frequency over crime rates), for DV-related assaults in the period 2009–2013

From: Applying machine learning to criminology: semi-parametric spatial-demographic Bayesian regression

  RMSE log crime rate RMSE crime count
Train Test Train Test
Spatial-dem. reg. 0.314 0.318 92.1 88.4
Naive 0.544 0.552 162.4 158.1