Heritage Crime Impact Statements

This general guidance on heritage crime impact statements is written to assist those responsible for the prevention and enforcement of heritage crime, including police officers, local authority officials, the Crown Prosecution Service and Historic England staff.

It covers the use of heritage crime impact statements, who should provide them and what information they should contain.

This is an update to the previous version published in 2018.


  • Introduction
  • What is heritage crime?
  • What is a heritage crime impact statement?
  • What is the purpose of a heritage crime impact statement?
  • When to prepare a heritage crime impact statement
  • Who can give a heritage crime impact statement?
  • Information to include
  • When can a heritage crime impact statement be used?
  • Appendix 1: Flow Chart
  • Appendix 2: Summary of Heritage Crime Offences
  • Appendix 3: Example of heritage crime impact statement
  • Appendix 4: Template statement - Scheduled Monuments
  • Appendix 5: Template statement - Listed Buildings
  • Appendix 6: Template statement - Protected Wrecks
  • Appendix 7: Template statement - Conservation Areas
  • Appendix 8: Template statement - Battlefields
  • Appendix 9: Template statement - Registered Parks and Gardens
  • Appendix 10: Template statement - Military Remains

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 68
  • Product Code: HEAG190


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