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 second bulletin of 2021/22 was published on 28th October 2021 and can be viewed below.
The main findings of the report are:

  • The Office received just over 1,470 complaints between April and September 2021. This is a 17% increase in the number of complaints received when compared with the same time period last year.

  • 'Criminal Investigation' is the most common main complaint factor underlying complaints, accounting for just over a quarter of complaints received during this time.

  • The Office received just over 2,420 allegations between April and September 2021. 

  • 'Failure in Duty' is the most common allegation type received, accounting for  just over 45% of all allegations.

The third bulletin for the year 2021/22 is due to be published on Thursday 27th January 2022 and will include statistics up to the 31st December 2021.

Complaints and Allegations Received by the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, April to September 2021
Accompanying Excel Spreadsheet

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