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


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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.