Public order offences
The definitive guidelines on the sentencing of public order offences were issued on 25 September 2019 and came into force on 1 January 2020. The guidelines covers the following offences:
- Violent disorder
- Threatening behaviour/ Racially or religiously aggravated threatening behaviour – fear or provocation of violence
- Disorderly behaviour/ Racially or religiously aggravated disorderly behaviour
- Disorderly behaviour with intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress/ Racially or religiously aggravated disorderly behaviour with intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress
- Offences relating to stirring up racial or religious hatred and hatred based on sexual orientation
The consultation on sentencing of Public Order offences was published on 9 May 2018 and closed on 8 August 2018.
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: Public order offences