Under the Freedom of Information Act, the Disclosure and Barring service have release a new report showing the number of DBS Complaint Statistics.
The report shows the number of Upheld disputes grouped by financial year since 2010 along with payments made.
2010/11 : 10940 Payments £394112.96
2011/12 : 7030 Payments £400239.81
2012/13 : 4526 Payments £147482.85
2013/14 : 2684 Payments £21407.45
As you can see the report shows a steady decline in the number of upheld disputes per year, the full report can be viewed here