The maximum penalty for the offence of “dishonestly destroying or damaging property” is 7 years in prison.
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Intensive Correction Order: 50%
- Prison: 25%
- Conditional Release Order with Conviction: 12.5%
- Community Correction Order: 12.5%
The average prison sentence for the offence is 15 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 9 months in prison.