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Table 1 Distribution of the posterior probability (P) with a given LR and number of victims (v)

From: Use of prior odds for missing persons identifications

  Likelihood ratio (LR)
Prior odds = 1/( v - 1) 100 1,000 10,000 100,000 1,000,000
1/(10-1) 0.917431 0.99108 0.999101 0.99991 0.999991
1/(50-1) 0.671141 0.953289 0.995124 0.99951 0.999951
1/(100-1) 0.502513 0.909918 0.990197 0.999011 0.999901
1/(500-1) 0.166945 0.667111 0.952472 0.995035 0.999501
1/(1,000-1) 0.090992 0.50025 0.909174 0.990109 0.999002
1/(2,000-1) 0.047642 0.333444 0.833403 0.980402 0.998005
1/(5,000-1) 0.019612 0.166694 0.666711 0.95239 0.995026