||<p>In the year to 31<sup>st </sup>December 2014, the Law Officers personally considered
469 cases and referred 128 offenders to the Court of Appeal under the unduly lenient
sentence scheme. Leave was granted by the Court in 95% of cases which included some
of the most serious violent and sexual offences, including murder, rape and sexual
assault.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Attorney General’s Office publishes statistics
for unduly lenient sentences at the end of the calendar year. This is to ensure that
the figures are released in a consistent format and are accurate and quality assured.
Unduly lenient sentences statistics for 2013 and 2014 are published on the Attorney
General’s Office website - <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/attorney-generals-office"