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Penalty for Stealing Property in a Dwelling-House | Section 148 Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “stealing property in a dwelling-house” is 7 years in prison.

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

  • Community Correction Order: 38.2%
  • Prison: 31.14%
  • Intensive Correction Order: 16.05%
  • Fine Only: 7.06%
  • Conditional Release Order without Conviction: 3.41%
  • Conditional Release Order with Conviction: 2.92%
  • Section 10A No Other Penalty: 0.97%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 0.25%

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 7 months in prison.

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