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 third bulletin of 2019/20 was published on 23rd January 2020 and can be viewed below.

The main findings of the report are:

  • The Office received just over 1,840 complaints between April and December 2019. This is a 5% decrease in the number of complaints received when compared with the same time period last year.

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

  • Complaints relating to 'Arrests', 'Police Searches' and 'Domestic Incidents' had the largest percentage decrease between April and December 2019 when compared with the same time period last year.

  • The number of complaints decreased in 6 of the 11 police districts between April and December 2019 when compared with the same time period last year. District B - Lisburn & Castlereagh City,  had the largest percentage decrease during this time.

  • The Office received just over 2,880 allegations between April and December 2019. 

  • 'Failure in Duty' continues to be the most common allegation type received.

The final bulletin for the year 2019/20 is due to be published on Thursday 23rd April 2020 and will include statistics up to the 31st March 2020.

Related Links

Quarterly Statistical Update to 31st December 2019

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


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