This targeted data collection ran after the publication and launch of the Robbery offences definitive guidelines in April 2016.

The data collection ran between 1 November 2016 and 28 April 2017. Paper and electronic PDF forms were sent to all locations of the Crown Court for sentencers to complete. The data collection form can be viewed below.

This publication contains a cleaned dataset which has been checked for disclosure issues. Alongside the main robbery dataset there is a supplementary linked dataset containing details on the ‘single most important factor’ that sentencers indicated was central to their sentencing decision.

There is no discussion of trends and narrative included in this publication as these data were analysed in the robbery guideline assessment, which was published in February 2019. However, there are several documents published alongside the datasets to help users understand them.

The documents contained in this publication are:

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