Penalty for Police Pursuit | Section 51B(1) Crimes Act NSW


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For “police pursuit – first offence”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “police pursuit – first offence.”

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

  • Prison: 48%
  • Suspended Sentence: 16%
  • Section 9 Bond: 13%
  • CSO: 12%
  • ICO: 6%
  • Fine Only: 3%
  • Home Detention: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 15 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 8 months in prison.

For “police pursuit – second or subsequent offence”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “police pursuit – second or subsequent offence.”

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

  • Prison: 89%
  • CSO: 4%
  • Suspended Sentence: 3%
  • ICO: 2%
  • Fine Only: 1%
  • Section 9 Bond: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 19.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 11 months in prison.