Penalty for Enter Dwelling with Intent to Commit a Serious Indictable Offence | Section 111(1) Crimes Act NSW


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For “enter dwelling with intent to steal.”

The maximum penalty for “enter dwelling with intent to steal.”

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

  • Prison: 46%
  • Section 9 Bond: 29%
  • Suspended Sentence: 10%
  • CSO: 5%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 3%
  • Fine Only: 3%
  • ICO: 2%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 1%
  • Section 10A: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 12 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 7 months in prison.

For “enter dwelling with intent to destroy/damage property.”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “enter dwelling with intent to destroy/damage property.”

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

  • Prison: 45%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 18%
  • Section 9 Bond: 18%
  • Suspended Sentence: 18%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 10 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 4.5 months in prison.