Penalty for Larceny by Clerks or Servants | Section 156 Crimes Act NSW


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For “larceny by clerk or servant (up to $2,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “larceny by clerk or servant (up to $2,000).”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 39%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 31%
  • Fine Only: 15%
  • CSO: 5%
  • Suspended Sentence: 4%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 2%
  • ICO: 2%
  • Section 10A: 1%
  • Prison: 1%

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 6 months in prison.

For “larceny by clerk or servant (>$2,000 and up to $5,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “larceny by clerk or servant (>$2,000 and up to $5,000).”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 37%
  • CSO: 27%
  • Fine Only: 15%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 7%
  • Suspended Sentence: 7%
  • Prison: 6%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 12.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 4 months in prison.

For “larceny by clerk or servant (>$5,000 and up to $15,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “larceny by clerk or servant (>$5,000 and up to $15,000).”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 41%
  • Suspended Sentence: 21%
  • CSO: 19%
  • Prison: 7%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 5%
  • ICO: 5%
  • Fine Only: 2%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 18 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 9 months in prison.

For “larceny by clerk or servant (>$15,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “larceny by clerk or servant (>$15,000).”

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

  • CSO: 33%
  • Suspended Sentence: 21%
  • ICO: 15%
  • Prison: 14%
  • Section 9 Bond: 11%
  • Home Detention: 5%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 16.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 11 months in prison.

For “larceny by clerk or servant (amount unknown).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “larceny by clerk or servant (amount unknown).”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 33%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 19%
  • Fine Only: 15%
  • CSO: 14%
  • Suspended Sentence: 5%
  • ICO: 4%
  • Prison: 4%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 2%
  • Section 10A: 1%
  • Home Detention: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 16 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 7 months in prison.