Please identify the statistical test I should use.

#1
I'm trying to predict whether personality is an indicator for crime victimisation. I have used the five factor model (FFM) to collect average scores for personalities of neuroticms, agreeablenes... etc and i have data on particpants which indicates the crimes they have been victim to... assault, ASB. Is the correct method to simply carry out a pearsons test and report the correlations between personality scores and different crimes or is there another way? Please help
 

CB

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#2
We'd probably need more information about your variables, but Pearsons correlation is unlikely to be a good choice here - I would be very surprised if any measure of crime victimisation was continuous and normally distributed. Can you give us more detail about how you've measured crime victimisation? Have you just got a list of which crimes the individuals have been victim to, or...?