Penalty for Destroy or Damage Property with Intent to Injure by Fire/Explosives | Section 196(1)(b) Crimes Act NSW


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The maximum penalty for the offence of “destroy or damage property w/i to injure by fire/explosives.”

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

  • Prison: 80%
  • Suspended Sentence: 20%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 23 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 19 months in prison.