Penalty for Larceny | Section 117 Crimes Act NSW


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For “larceny (up to $2,000).”

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

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

  • Fine Only: 35%
  • Section 9 Bond: 25%
  • Prison: 16%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 10%
  • Suspended Sentence: 6%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 3%
  • Section 10A: 3%
  • CSO: 2%
  • ICO: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 7 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 4 months in prison.

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

The maximum penalty for the offence of “larceny (>$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: 29%
  • Prison: 25%
  • Fine Only: 16%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 12%
  • Suspended Sentence: 10%
  • CSO: 5%
  • Section 10A: 1%
  • ICO: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 10.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 6 months in prison.

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

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

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

  • Prison: 33%
  • Section 9 Bond: 31%
  • Suspended Sentence: 14%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 11%
  • CSO: 6%
  • Fine Only: 4%
  • ICO: 2%

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 6.5 months in prison.

For “larceny (>$15,000).”

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

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

  • Prison: 28%
  • CSO: 23%
  • Section 9 Bond: 22%
  • Suspended Sentence: 14%
  • Fine Only: 6%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 5%
  • ICO: 3%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 15.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 9 months in prison.

For “larceny (amount unknown).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “larceny (amount unknown).”

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

  • Fine Only: 38%
  • Section 9 Bond: 25%
  • Prison: 15%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 8%
  • Suspended Sentence: 6%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 3%
  • CSO: 3%
  • Section 10A: 2%
  • ICO: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 7 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 4 months in prison.