Penalty for Destroy or Damage Property by Fire/Explosives | Section 195(1)(b) Crimes Act NSW


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For “destroy/damage property by fire/explosives (up to $2,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “destroy/damage property by fire/explosives (up to $2,000).”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 35%
  • Prison: 28%
  • Suspended Sentence: 18%
  • Fine Only: 11%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 5%
  • Section 10A: 1%
  • CSO: 1%
  • ICO: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 13 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 6 months in prison.

For “destroy/damage property by fire/explosives (>$2,000 and up to $5,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “destroy/damage property by fire/explosives (>$2,000 and up to $5,000).”

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

  • Prison: 33%
  • Section 9 Bond: 26%
  • Suspended Sentence: 19%
  • CSO: 11%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 4%
  • Fine Only: 4%
  • ICO: 4%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 13 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 6.5 months in prison.

For “destroy/damage property by fire/explosives (>$5,000 and up to $15,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “destroy/damage property by fire/explosives (>$5,000 and up to $15,000).”

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

  • Prison: 52%
  • Section 9 Bond: 15%
  • Suspended Sentence: 15%
  • CSO: 12%
  • ICO: 6%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 17 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 9 months in prison.

For “destroy/damage property by fire/explosives (>$15,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “destroy/damage property by fire/explosives (>$15,000).”

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

  • Prison: 55%
  • Suspended Sentence: 19%
  • Section 9 Bond: 15%
  • ICO: 6%
  • CSO: 4%
  • Home Detention: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 18.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 11.5 months in prison.

For “destroy/damage property by fire/explosives (amount unknown).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “destroy/damage property by fire/explosives (amount unknown).”

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

  • Prison: 38%
  • Section 9 Bond: 29%
  • Suspended Sentence: 11%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c); 8%
  • Fine Only: 7%
  • CSO: 6%
  • Section 10A: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 14.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 8.5 months in prison.