The definitive guidelines on burglary offences were issued on 13 October 2011 and came into force on 16 January 2012. These guidelines were superseded in July 2022.

Revisions 2022

Revised sentencing guidelines for burglary offences were issued on 19 May 2022 and came into force on 1 July 2022.

The following offences are covered by the revised guidelines:


The consultation on revisions to the existing burglary guidelines was open from 9 June to 1 September 2021

The consultation on the draft burglary offences guidelines was open from 12 May 2011 to 4 August 2011. There were 460 responses.

Related documents

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

Related documents: Burglary offences