The maximum penalty for the offence of “steal from ship in port or on wharf.”
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 29%
- Suspended Sentence: 29%
- Section 9 Bond: 21%
- Prison: 14%
- Fine Only: 7%
The average prison sentence for the offence is 9 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 6 months in prison.