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Sentencing snapshot: robbery, 2009-2010

6 Sep 2011
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This snapshot describe the penalties imposed on convicted robbery offenders.

The most common penalty imposed on a convicted robbery offender was a prison sentence. Prison penalties were imposed on 79 per cent of offenders convicted of an aggravated robbery offence and 58 per cent of offenders convicted of a non-aggravated robbery offence. Those who were not imprisoned generally received suspended prison sentences. The average aggregate sentence for aggravated robbery was 44 months, with an average minimum term of 25 months. The average aggregate sentence for a non-aggravated robbery was 24 months, with an average minimum term of 14 months.

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