The maximum penalty for the offence of “recklessly cause gbh”

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

Local Court:

Section 35(2) recklessly cause GBH

  • Prison: 40.5%
  • Suspended Sentence (no longer available): 19.6%
  • Section 9 Bond (now community correction order): 13.9%
  • ICO: 13.3%
  • Community Service Order (now community correction order): 11.4%
  • Section 10(1)(b)&(c) Bond (Section 10(1)(b) now conditional release order without conviction): 0.9%
  • Section 10A: 0.3%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 17.7 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 10.3 months in prison.

District and Supreme Court:

Section 35(2) post-Muldrock

  • Prison: 74.6%
  • ICO: 12.4%
  • Suspended Sentence (no longer available): 10.8%
  • Section 9 Bond (now community correction order): 1.9%
  • Community Service Order (now community correction order): 0.3%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 41.7 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 23.8 months in prison.

Section 35(2) pre-Muldrock

  • Prison: 77.7%
  • Suspended Sentence (no longer available): 11.5%
  • Period Detention: 8.3%
  • Section 9 Bond (now community correction order): 1.9%
  • ICO: 0.6%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 40.3 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 22.4 months in prison.

Section 35(2) attempt to recklessly cause GBH

  • Suspended Sentence (no longer available): 100%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 0 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 0 months in prison.