The Office publishes bulletins on a quarterly basis, which provide details of complaints and allegations received by the Police Ombudsman's Office.
The first bulletin of 2022/23 was published on 28th July 2022 and can be viewed below.
The main findings of the report are:
- The Office received just under 800 complaints during the first quarter of 2022/23. This is a 9% 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 over a third of complaints received during this time.
- The Office received 1,400 allegations so far this year. This is a 9% 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 Quarter 1 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 27th October 2022 and will include statistics up to the 30th September 2022.
Complaints and Allegations received by the Police Ombudsman, Q1 2022/23
Accompanying Excel Spreadsheet, Q1 2022/23