CCSS underlying data

Crown Court Sentencing Survey underlying data

The data underlying the Crown Court Sentencing Survey publication are available for download below, in the format of CSV files. These files contain anonymised data for each individual ‘record’ or offender recorded in the survey. These data are most commonly referred to as ‘record level data’ and can be used for analysis.

An accompanying metadata document and guide containing important information on the use and interpretation of the data are also available. It is strongly recommended that these documents are read before the datasets are used for analysis.

REVISION: An error was identified in the sexual offences dataset for 2014, which affected the data on culpability factors. This has now been rectified and a revised dataset has been published.

Coverage: England and Wales


1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011

1 January 2012 to 31 March 2012

1 April 2012 to 31 December 2012

1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013

1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014

1 January 2015 to 31 March 2015

User Guide

Metadata document


We are keen to hear your views regarding the content, structure and ease of use of these record level databases and accompanying documentation. Please contact us.