Penalty for Steal in Dwelling | Section 148 Crimes Act NSW


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For “steal in dwelling (up to $2,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “steal in dwelling (up to $2,000).”

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

  • Prison: 36%
  • Section 9 Bond: 33%
  • Fine Only: 12%
  • Suspended Sentence: 8%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 5%
  • CSO: 4%
  • ICO: 1%
  • Home Detention: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 11 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 5.5 months in prison.

For “steal in dwelling (>$2,000 and up to $5,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “steal in dwelling (>$2,000 and up to $5,000).”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 63%
  • Prison: 25%
  • Suspended Sentence: 13%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 15.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 6 months in prison.

For “steal in dwelling (>$5,000 and up to $15,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “steal in dwelling (>$5,000 and up to $15,000).”

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

  • Prison: 40%
  • Suspended Sentence: 27%
  • Section 9 Bond: 20%
  • CSO: 7%
  • ICO: 7%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 10.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 6 months in prison.

For “steal in dwelling (>$15,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “steal in dwelling (>$15,000).”

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

  • Suspended Sentence: 56%
  • Section 9 Bond: 33%
  • CSO: 11%

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.

For “steal in dwelling (amount unknown).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “steal in dwelling (>$15,000).”

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

  • Prison: 33%
  • Section 9 Bond: 31%
  • Fine Only: 12%
  • Suspended Sentence: 8%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 7%
  • CSO: 5%
  • ICO: 3%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 1%
  • Section 10A: 1%

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.