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Penalty for Threatening to Destroy or Damage Property | Section 199 Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “threatening to destroy or damage property” is 5 years in prison.

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

  • Community Correction Order: 48.28%
  • Intensive Correction Order: 12.07%
  • Prison: 12.07%
  • Conditional Release Order with Conviction: 6.9%
  • Conditional Release Order without Conviction: 6.9%
  • Fine Only: 6.9%
  • Section 10A No Other Penalty: 5.17%
  • Community Service Order: 1.72%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 9.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 4.5 months in prison.

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