The maximum penalty for the offence of “kidnapping” is 14 years in prison.
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Prison: 74%
- Intensive Correction Order: 16%
- Community Correction Order: 5%
- Conditional Release Order without Conviction: 2.5%
- Suspended Sentence: 2.5%
The average prison sentence for the offence is 3 years imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 17 months in prison.