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24.2: Is income Inequality Related to Hate Crimes?

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  • Plot of rates of hate crimes vs. Gini index.

    Figure 24.1: Plot of rates of hate crimes vs. Gini index.

    The relationship between income inequality and rates of hate crimes is shown in Figure 24.1. Looking at the data, it seems that there may be a positive relationship between the two variables. How can we quantify that relationship?