The Press Complaints Commission received 2,946 complaints in the six months to March 2008 compared with 1,845 in the previous six month period.
The PCC‘s half-yearly complaints report also shows that the amount of resolved complaints between October 2007 and March 2008 dropped from 345 to 258.
The number of adjudicated complaints – where commission members make rulings on potentially serious breaches of its Code of Conduct – dropped from 16 complaints with nine upheld, to nine with six upheld.
The newspaper with the most resolved complaints against its name is the Daily Mail with 24, followed by The Sun and The Daily Mirror both with 10. The Evening Standard had five and both The Times and Sunday Times had four resolved complaints each.
The News of the World, for all its controversial legal battles with racing boss Max Mosley, received only one resolved complaint.