Inferring a probability of a first inference absent from a database at which a query regarding the inference is received. The first inference relates to identifying anomalous behavior of cohorts members, which identification can be used to identify crimes that are particularly difficult to detect, such as identity theft. Each datum of the database is conformed to the dimensions of the database. Each datum of the plurality of data has associated metadata and an associated key. The associated metadata includes data regarding cohorts associated with the corresponding datum, data regarding hierarchies associated with the corresponding datum, data regarding a corresponding source of the datum, and data regarding probabilities associated with integrity, reliability, and importance of each associated datum. The query is used as a frame of reference for the search. The database returns a probability of the correctness of the first inference based on the query and on the data.