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Penalty for Murder | Section 18 Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “murder” is life in prison.

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

  • Prison: 100%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 22 years imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 15 years in prison.

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