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Burglary offences

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19 May 2022

The Sentencing Council has published updated sentencing guidelines for domestic, non-domestic and aggravated burglary offences in England and Wales following consultation.

The revised guidelines follow the stepped format of more recent guidelines issued by the Council and introduce new middle categories for both culpability and harm factors. This revised structure gives sentencers greater flexibility and reflects the full range and seriousness of offences that come to court.

The sentencing guidelines apply to:

The guidelines will come into effect on 1 July 2022.