Average length of prison sentences for offences in England and Wales 2022/23

Average custodial sentence length at all courts to immediate custody in England and Wales in 2022/23, by offence group

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Release date

January 2024


United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023

Supplementary notes

*Summary offences are less serious offences that are typically tried in a magistrates court where no jury is present.

This statistic is using original data from the Ministry of Justice and includes copyright material from © Crown, licensed under the Open Government License v3.0.

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