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Penalty for Kidnapping | Section 86 Crimes Act NSW

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.

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