as a result of R v Saw and others  EWCA Crim 1, sentencing practice has come round to the view that burglary can be very much an offence against the person and is not merely a property offence. Aggravated burglary is triable only in the Crown Court: other burglaries are normally triable either-way but, in some instances, are triable only in the Crown Court. A further point to note is that the Criminal Justice Act 2003 s.224 (Dangerous Offenders) may apply to certain cases.
The Guardian 12th May 2011 - "Punishments for burglars tightened up by sentencing body"
The Telegraph 11th September 2010 - "Revealed: not a single burglar gets maximum jail sentence"