Penalty for Robbery or Stealing from the Person | Section 94 Crimes Act NSW


The maximum penalty for the offence of “steal from the person.”

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

  • Prison: 46%
  • Section 9 Bond: 27%
  • Suspended Sentence: 11%
  • CSO: 6%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 3%
  • Fine Only: 3%
  • ICO: 2%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 12.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 6.5 months in prison.