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 most recent bulletin of 2018/19 was published on 24th January 2019 and can be viewed below.

The main findings of the report are:

  • The Office received just under 1,950 complaints between April and December 2018.

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

  • Complaints relating to 'The Troubles' and those arising from 'Parades/Demonstrations' decreased more than other complaint factors during this time.

  • The number of complaints decreased in 4 of the 11 police districts between April and December 2018 when compared to last year. District J had the largest percentage decrease this time.

  • Between April and December 2018, the Office received almost 3,000 allegations. 

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

The final bulletin for the year 2018/19 is due to be published on Thursday 25th April 2019 and will include statistics up to the 31st March 2019.

Related Links

Quarterly Statistical Update to 31st December 2018

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


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