The maximum penalty for the offence of “reckless wounding or gbh” is 10 years in prison.
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Prison: 42.5%
- Intensive Correction Order: 36.5%
- Community Correction Order: 20%
CRO with Conviction: 0.2%
CRO without Conviction: 0.8%
The average prison sentence for the offence is 1 year imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 9 months in prison.