Sentencing is a matter for our independent courts, taking into account all the facts of each case. Whilst crime is falling, offenders committing serious offences are more likely to go to prison and for longer.
The average custodial sentence length handed down for each offence in magistrates’ courts and at the Crown Court, by gender, in England and Wales, in 2014, is available on the Ministry of Justice website at the following link:-
https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2014 . For magistrates’ court data select the “Magistrates’ court data tool” and for Crown Court data select the “Crown court data tool”.