Please complete the form after you have sentenced the offender or committed the offender to the Crown Court for sentence.

Please do not complete the form if:

  • You are sentencing an under 18 year-old. The information is being collected for adult offenders only.
  • The sentence was activated following a suspended sentence or conditional discharge.

If an offender has been sentenced for more than one common assault offence, please complete a form for the PRINCIPAL OFFENCE (the offence attracting the highest sentence). If the sentences are the same, please select the most recent.

If there are multiple offenders whose main offence is common assault or racially/religiously aggravated common assault, please complete one form for each offender.

The form should take 5-8 minutes to complete.

If you have any queries when completing this survey, please contact the Office of the Sentencing Council at: research@sentencingcouncil.gov.uk or call us on 0207 947 6027.

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