19 May 2022
Revised sentencing guidelines for burglary offences published
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:
- domestic burglary (section 9, Theft Act 1968)
- non-domestic burglary, (section 9, Theft Act 1968)
- aggravated burglary (section 10, Theft Act 1968)
The guidelines will come into effect on 1 July 2022.