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 second bulletin of 2017/18 was published in October 2017 and can be viewed below.

The main findings of the report are:

  • The Office received over 1,300 complaints during the first half of 2017/18.

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

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

  • The number of complaints decreased in all of the 11 police districts during the first half of 2017/18 when compared to last year. Districts H, A and D had the largest percentage decrease.

  • The Office received just over 2,160 allegations between April and September 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, Police Searches and Oppressive Behaviour. 

The next bulletin for the year 2017/18 is due to be published on Thursday 25th January 2018 and will include statistics up to the 31st December 2017.

Related Links

Quarterly Statistical Update to 30th September 2017

Quarterly Statistical Update to 30th September 2017 (Excel tables)


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