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 2017/18 was published in April 2018 and can be viewed below.

The main findings of the report are:

  • In 2017/18, the Office received over 2,560 complaints. This is a 9% decrease in the number of complaints when compared with last year.

  •  Criminal Investigation remains the most common main complaint factor underlying complaints, accounting for almost 30% of complaints received during the year.

  • All but one of the ten known complaint factors decreased during this time. 

  • The number of complaints decreased in 8 of the 11 police districts during 2017/18 when compared to last year. Districts F and H had the largest percentage decrease.

  • The Office received just over 4,240 allegations during 2017/18.

  • 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 with last year.

The first bulletin for the year 2018/19 is due to be published on Thursday 29th July 2018 and will include statistics up to the 30th June 2018.

Related Links

Quarterly Statistical Update to 31st March 2018

Quarterly Statistical Update to 31st March 2018 (Excel tables)


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