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Penalty for Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm | Section 59 Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “assault occasioning actual bodily harm” is 5 years in prison.

According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:

  • Prison: 63.1%
  • Intensive Correction Order: 17.5%
  • Community Correction Order: 13.6%
  • Conditional Release Order with Conviction: 4.9%
  • Children’s Court Penalties: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 22.8 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 14.2 months in prison.

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