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 2021/22 was published on 28th April 2022 and can be viewed below.
The main findings of the report are:

  • The Office received 2,950 complaints during 2021/22. This is a 17% increase in the number of complaints received when compared with last year. It is also the highest number of complaints received in the last five years.

  • 'Criminal Investigation' is the most common main complaint factor underlying complaints, accounting for three in every ten complaints received during this time.

  • The Office received 5,151 allegations during 2021/22. this is a 38% increase in the number of allegations received when compared  with last year. It is also the highest number of allegations received  in the last five years. 

  • 'Failure in Duty' is the most common allegation type received, accounting for almost half of all allegations.

The first bulletin for the year 2022/23 is due to be published on Thursday 28th July 2022 and will include statistics up to the 30th June 2022.

Complaints and Allegations Received by the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, 2021/22
Accompanying Excel Spreadsheet

Twitter home