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Police Officer Complaints(11806_16)


Please could you provide the complaints by LPU since 2012 with the month, rank and outcome if this is possible.


If it is not possible to provide the number of complaints by month, please provide the number of complaints by quarter (of a year), by 6 months or by year if this is possible.


The attached document provides complaints by month, LPU, type and outcome. The table below provides complaints by rank and year


Year Student Officer Police Constable Special Constable Sergeant Insp & Above Blanks Total
2012/13 0 4,114 15 663 191 0 4,983
2013/14 0 4,463 14 608 248 0 5,333
2014/15 0 3,239 11 409 104 2 3,765
2015/16 7 3,232 5 459 112 12 3,827
2016/17 1 1,766 5 209 47 10 2,038


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.


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.