Penalty for Destroy or Damage Property | Section 195(1)(a) Crimes Act NSW


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For “destroy or damage property (up to $2,000).”

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

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

  • Fine Only: 37%
  • Section 9 Bond: 27%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 18%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 5%
  • Prison: 5%
  • Section 10A: 3%
  • CSO: 2%
  • Suspended Sentence: 2%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 5.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 3.5 months in prison.

For “destroy or damage property (>$2,000 and up to $5,000).”

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

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

  • Fine Only: 30%
  • Section 9 Bond: 30%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 20%
  • Prison: 6%
  • CSO: 4%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 3%
  • Suspended Sentence: 3%
  • Section 10A: 2%
  • ICO: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 6.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 4 months in prison.

For “destroy or damage property (>$5,000 and up to $15,000).”

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

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 41%
  • Fine Only: 21%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 14%
  • Prison: 9%
  • CSO: 7%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 3%
  • Section 10A: 3%
  • Suspended Sentence: 3%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 8 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 6 months in prison.

For “destroy or damage property (>$15,000).”

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

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 36%
  • Prison: 21%
  • Fine Only: 15%
  • CSO: 9%
  • Suspended Sentence: 9%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 6%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 2%
  • ICO: 2%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 13.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 5.5 months in prison.

For “destroy or damage property (amount unknown).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “destroy or damage property (amount unknown).”

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

  • Fine Only: 36%
  • Section 9 Bond: 26%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 20%
  • Prison: 5%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 4%
  • Section 10A: 3%
  • CSO: 2%
  • Suspended Sentence: 2%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 6 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 3.5 months in prison.