Why do people complain about the cops?

The level of complaints received by the Police Ombudsman has remained pretty static over the last three report years. They will deal with 3000+ complaints each year and 5000+ allegations.

Two areas consistently sit in the top two areas complained about:

‘Failure in Duty’ – 2,000+ allegations making up around 40% of the total
‘Oppresive Bahaviour’ – 1,500+ allegations making up around 30% of the total.

Some areas have shown dramatic spikes in the last year covered (below the fold). Any thoughts on why?You can delve into the statistics at local level using the link above. If you spot anything of interest do let us know.