The Office publishes bulletins on a quarterly basis, which provide details of complaints and allegations received by the Police Ombudsman's Office.
The third bulletin of 2022/23 was published on 26th January 2023 and can be viewed below.
The main findings of the report are:
- The Office received 2,304 complaints during the first three Quarters of 2022/23. This is a 5% 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 Quarters 1 to 3 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 3,869 allegations so far this year. This is a 3% 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 to 3 when compared with the previous five years.
- 'Failure in Duty' was the most common allegation type received, accounting for almost half of all allegations.
The final bulletin for the year 2022/23 is due to be published on Thursday 27th April 2023 and will include statistics up to the 31st March 2023.
Complaints and Allegations received by the Police Ombudsman, Q3 2022/23
Accompanying Excel Spreadsheet, Q3 2022/23