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Penalty for Destroy or Damage Property with Intent to Injure Another Person | Section 196 Crimes Act NSW

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The maximum penalty for the offence of “destroy or damage property with intent to injure another person” is 7 years imprisonment, or 14 years imprisonment where the damage is caused by fire or explosives.

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

  • Prison: 88.89%
  • Community Correction Order: 11.11%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 18 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 10 months in prison.

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