Officers Complaints (178_14)

Request

Could you provide the total number of complaints made against officers on our streets and not those that reside behind or in an office environment? I would like them broken down by rank and structure and the amounts over the last 3 years.

Response

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.
The table shows all complaints involving officers who are not in office/desk roles (e.g. complaints in relation to those in Force Contact have been removed)

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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