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 2016/17 was published in January 2017 and can be viewed below.

The main findings of the report are:

  • During April to December 2016, the Office received just over 2,100 complaints.

  • Complaints arising from Police Enquiries (no investigation) had the largest percentage increase during this time when compared to last year, while complaints arising from Arrests had the biggest decrease. Criminal Investigation remains the most common main complaint factor underlying complaints.

  • During April to December 2016, District F-Mid Ulster had the biggest increase in complaints compared to the same time period last year, while District A-Belfast  had the biggest decrease.

  • Failure in Duty allegations accounted for the greatest proportion of allegations received.

The final bulletin for the year 2016/17 is due to be published on Thursday 27th April 2017 and will include statistics up to the 31st March 2017.

Related Links

Quarterly Statistical Update to 31st December 2016 

Quarterly Statistical Update to 31st December 2016 (Excel tables)


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