The IPCC is responsible for producing annual statistics on deaths during or following police contact:
The IPCC has also produced a one off study examining deaths in or following police custody over a 10-year period from 1998/99 to 2008/09
Latest police complaints statistics for individual police forces in England and Wales
Archived police complaints statistics for individual police forces in England and Wales
Annual police complaints statistics for England and Wales
The IPCC research programme supports the long-term aims of the organisation and assists in making its work evidence-informed. Current research studies being undertaken by the IPCC research team include the following:
The abuse of police powers to perpetrate sexual violence (September 2012)
After conducting separate reviews the IPCC and ACPO have jointly produced this report about police officers and staff who abuse their powers to sexually exploit or abuse people. The report includes case study examples and identifies key themes and issues. The report is a first step in understanding the scale and nature of the problem and the way forward. More work and resources are needed to build on this foundation, learning from experience and the recommendations and insights in this report. Both ACPO and the IPCC are committed to doing so.
Public Annoyance and Complaining about the Police: findings from the 2006/07 British Crime Survey
Public Confidence in the Complaints System
Road Traffic Incidents (Police related)
Mental Health and Police Custody - Police cells as places of safety - September 2008
Near Miss Research
Appeals against the handling of a complaint
Investigations research paper - 2010
Direct complaints report - November 2010
Local Resolution of Complaints
The research findings can be found in more detail in the two reports (and their respective ‘Findings’ summaries) below:
Informal to Local Resolution: Assessing Changes to the Handling of Low-Level Police Complaints
Local Resolution: The Views of Police Officers and Complainants
Deaths During or Following Police Contact
If you have any questions or comments regarding the above reports, please contact the Research Team - email@example.com.
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