Display of IBR Data:
The N 'Not Applicable' code is mutually exclusive of any other categories, and should only be used in the first entry.
Data Quality Issues
If the Type of Criminal Activity is listed as 'using/consuming', then the information should also be captured in the Offender Suspected of Using data element. Since the Type of Criminal Activity element must be completed only for certain offenses, it does not hold true that the Offender Suspected of Using information is required in the Type of Criminal Activity element.
To create the table below, select offenses that indicated 'using/consuming' in the Type of Criminal Activity element. A simple frequency table of the type of items listed in the Offender Suspected of Using element is created. When we look at the table below, we see that even though the offender is reported as using or consuming an illegal substance, in 55% of these offenses, the offender is not suspected of using drugs, alcohol, or a computer.