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 2018/19 was published on 25th April 2019 and can be viewed below.

The main findings of the report are:

  • The Office received just under 2,630 complaints during 2018/19.

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

  • Complaints relating to 'The Troubles' and those arising from 'Parades/Demonstrations' decreased more than other complaint factors during 2018/19.

  • The number of complaints decreased in 5 of the 11 police districts during 2018/19 when compared with last year. District L - Antrim and Newtownabbey,  had the largest percentage decrease this time.

  • The Office received just over 4,070 allegations during 2018/19. 

  • Failure in Duty remained the most common allegation type received during 2018/19.

The first bulletin for the year 2019/20 is due to be published on Thursday 25th July 2019 and will include statistics up to the 30th June 2019.

Related Links

Quarterly Statistical Update to 31st March 2019

Quarterly Statistical Update to 31st March 2019 (Excel tables)


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