Penalty for Dishonestly Destroy or Damage Property for Gain by Fire/Explosives | Section 197(1)(b) Crimes Act NSW


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The maximum penalty for the offence of “dishonestly destroy or damage property for gain by fire/explosives.”

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

  • CSO: 45%
  • Section 9 Bond: 15%
  • Suspended Sentence: 15%
  • Prison: 15%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 5%
  • Home Detention: 5%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 22 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 18 months in prison.