Quarterly Reports

The Office publishes bulletins on a quarterly basis, which provide details of complaints and allegations received by the Police Ombudsman's Office.

The third bulletin of 2017/18 was published in January 2018 and can be viewed below.

The main findings of the report are:

  • So far this year (up to the end of December 2017), the Office received over 1,950 complaints.

  •  Criminal Investigation remains the most common main complaint factor underlying complaints.

  • Eight out of the ten known complaint factors decreased during this time. The largest percentage decreases were for complaints arising from Police Searches followed by Traffic Related Incidents.

  • The number of complaints decreased in all but 2 of the 11 police districts between April and December 2017 when compared to last year. Districts F, A and D had the largest percentage decrease.

  • The Office received just over 3,230 allegations between April and December 2017.

  • Failure in Duty remains the most common allegation type and accounted for almost half of all the allegations received.

  • Almost all allegation types decreased during this time when compared to the same time period last year. Allegations about Unlawful/Unnecessary Arrest/Detention had the largest percentage decrease, followed by allegations of Incivility and Police Searches.

The final bulletin for the year 2017/18 is due to be published on Thursday 26th April 2018 and will include statistics up to the 31st March 2018.

Related Links

Quarterly Statistical Update to 31st December 2017

Quarterly Statistical Update to 31st December 2017 (Excel tables)


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