Criminal Damage

Sentencing Guideline Form

You are being asked to complete this form as part of the Sentencing Council’s assessment of the criminal damage (other than by fire) guideline, to help us understand how the guideline influences sentencing.

Before you start

Please complete the form after you have sentenced the offender or committed the offender to the Crown Court for sentence. Only one form is needed for each offender.

 Please do not complete the form if:

  • The court you are sitting at is not one of the sampled courts, see list of courts in our sample.
  • 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 criminal damage offence, please complete a form for 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 criminal damage, please complete one form for each offender.

The form should take 5-8 minutes to complete.

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