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BB71

Author Don Weatherburn and Isabel Taussig
Published February 2012
Report Type Bureau Brief No. 71
Subject Prisons and prisoners; Robbery; Sentencing; Theft / Property crime; Weapons
Keywords robbery, prison, suspended sentence, sentence length

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Summary

Aim

To describe the penalties imposed on convicted robbery offenders

Results

The most common penalty imposed on a convicted robbery offender was a full-time prison sentence. Prison penalties were imposed on 79 per cent of offenders convicted of an aggravated robbery offence and 57 per cent of offenders convicted of a non-aggravated robbery offence. Those who were not issued a full-time prison sentence generally received suspended prison sentences. The average aggregate sentence for aggravated robbery was 49 months, with an average minimum term of 26 months. The average aggregate sentence for a non-aggravated robbery was 25 months, with an average minimum term of 13 months.

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