Data Quality Assessments with Statistical and Database Tools

NIBRS is a statistical data set managed in a database environment. Those of us who want to be more confident in data quality than we are today must strive to use both sets of tools to manage, manipulate and analyze the data for quality purposes. Connecticut has automated the tests listed in the Certification: Referential Integrity Reviews section.

In keeping with the discovery mode of our data quality work up to this time, we are trying out a range of other possibilities not covered by FBI edits. As we become more adept with the database tools, a variety of database methodologies will be applied to data quality issues.

A few of the many prospects for investigation are as follows: