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 2022/23 was published on 27th April 2023 and can be viewed below.
The main findings of the report are:

  • The Office received 3,185 complaints during 2022/23. This is an 8% increase in the number of complaints received when compared with 2021/22. It is also the highest number of complaints received 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 5,185 allegations this year. This is almost the same number of allegations received in 2021/22. It is also the second highest number of allegations received 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 first bulletin for the year 2023/24 is due to be published on Thursday 27thJuly 2023 and will include statistics up to the 3oth June 2023.

Complaints and Allegations received by the Police Ombudsman, Q4 2022/23
Accompanying Excel Spreadsheet, Q4 2022/23

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