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 2022/23 was published on 27th October 2022 and can be viewed below.
The main findings of the report are:
- The Office received 1,586 complaints during the first and second quarter of 2022/23. This is a 6% increase in the number of complaints received when compared with the same time period last year. It is also the highest number of complaints received in Quarter 1 when compared with the previous five years.
- 'Criminal Investigation' was the most common main complaint factor underlying complaints, accounting for just under a third of complaints received during this time.
- The Office received 2,685 allegations so far this year. This is a 7% increase in the number of allegations received when compared with the same time period last year. It is also the highest number of allegations received in Quarters 1 and 2 when compared with the previous five years.
- 'Failure in Duty' was the most common allegation type received, accounting for over half of all allegations.
The next bulletin for the year 2022/23 is due to be published on Thursday 26th January 2023 and will include statistics up to the 31st December 2022.
Complaints and Allegations received by the Police Ombudsman, Q2 2022/23
Accompanying Excel Spreadsheet, Q2 2022/23