The definitive guidelines on the sentencing of arson and criminal damage were issued on 3 July 2019 and came into force on 1 October 2019.

Offences covered by the guidelines include:

The consultation on draft guidelines for sentencing arson and criminal damage opened on 27 March 2018 and closed 26 June 2018.

Related documents

To support the guidelines and consultations, the Council also publishes a range of documents. These documents may include consultation responses, statistical bulletins, resource and equality impact assessments and guideline assessments.

Related documents: Arson and criminal damage