Data Quality

The extent to which criminal history records are complete, accurate and timely. In addition, accessibility sometimes is considered a data quality factor.

The key concern in data quality is the completeness of records and the extent to which records include dispositions and arrest and charge information. Other concerns include the timeliness of data reporting to state and federal repositories, the timeliness of data entry by the repositories, the readability of criminal history records, and the ability to have access to the records when necessary.