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 final bulletin of 2016/17 was published in April 2017 and can be viewed below.

The main findings of the report are:

  • The Office received almost 2,800 complaints during 2016/17.

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

  • District K (Mid & East Antrim) had the biggest increase in complaints compared to last year, while District A-Belfast  had the biggest decrease.

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

The first bulletin for the year 2017/18 is due to be published on Thursday 27th July 2017 and will include statistics up to the 30th June 2017.

Related Links

Quarterly Statistical Update to 31st March 2017 

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


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