The Office publishes bulletins on a quarterly basis, which provide details of complaints and allegations received by the Police Ombudsman's Office.
The first bulletin of 2021/22 was published on 22nd July 2021 and can be viewed below.
The main findings of the report are:
The Second bulletin for the year 2021/22 is due to be published on Thursday 28th October 2021 and will include statistics up to the 30th September 2021.
- The Office received just over 700 complaints between April and June 2021. This is a 31% increase in the number of complaints received when compared with the same time period last year.
- 'Criminal Investigation' is most common main complaint factor underlying complaints, accounting for just over a quarter of complaints received during this time.
- The Office received just over 1,200 allegations between April and June 2021.
- 'Failure in Duty' is the most common allegation type received, accounting for 45% of all Allegations.
Complaints and Allegations Received by the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, April to June 2021
Accompanying Excel Spreadsheet