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ACPO Gravity Matrix

Offence seriousness can be determined by reference to the ACPO Gravity Matrix.

The ACPO gravity matrix provides the most offences with a score of 1, 2, 3 or 4 depending on their seriousness. The score may be raised or lowered by one level according to aggravating and mitigating factors which are set out in the Matrix. The ACPO Gravity Matrix is used to determine whether children should be considered for out of court disposals.