The maximum penalty for the offence of “causing bodily injury by gunpowder etc” is 25 years in prison.
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Prison: 66.7%
- Suspended Sentence: 16.7%
- Section 9 Bond: 16.7%
The average prison sentence for the offence is 11 years imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 7 years in prison.