Reported Annual Crime In Sterling

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSterling/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime550n/a (estimate)3,6712,4852,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSterling/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.08.25.3
Rape14n/a93.438.340.4
Robbery5n/a33.4139.3102.8
Assault20n/a133.5250.5248.5
Violent crime39n/a (estimate)260436386
Burglary48n/a320.4374.9468.9
Theft449n/a2,996.71,518.61,745.0
Vehicle theft14n/a93.4155.5236.9
Property crime511n/a (estimate)3,4112,0492,451
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Sterling, IL. All reported Sterling, IL crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Sterling, IL overall crime rate is 48% higher than in comparison to the Illinois average; and is also 29% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Sterling, IL, the rate is 40% lower than compared to the Illinois average, and 33% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Sterling, IL comes in at 66% higher than to the average seen in Illinois, and 39% higher than the overall national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Prophetstown, IL2,146000
Morrison, IL4,1181459431,088
Polo, IL2,1222271,0681,295
Rock Falls, IL9,1113881,3181,706
Dixon, IL14,9631311,7841,915
Milledgeville, IL1,03402,2612,261
Como, IL3214302,0222,453
Sterling, IL15,2082603,4113,671

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Sterling is 29% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.06 daily crimes that occur in Sterling.
  • Sterling is safer than 32% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Sterling you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Sterling has decreased by 8%.

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Daily Crime In Sterling (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Sterling, IL is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Illinois and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Sterling, IL are 1.48 times more than the Illinois average and 1.29 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Sterling, IL are 1.68 times less than than Illinois and 1.48 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Sterling, IL are 1.66 times more than than Illinois and 1.39 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Sterling (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Sterling, IL area in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Sterling, IL being safer than 18% of cities in Illinois and 32% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Illinois cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Sterling, IL. In conclusion, Sterling, IL now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sterling

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sterling is 1 in 385
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sterling is 1 in 30
The chance of being a victim of crime in Sterling is 1 in 28
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Sterling, IL? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Sterling, IL, you have a 1 in 385 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 30. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Sterling, IL is 1 in 28.

Year Over Year Crime In Sterling (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Sterling, IL is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Sterling, IL has decreased by 1%, while the property crime rate in Sterling, IL has decreased by 9% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Sterling, IL has decreased by 8% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Sterling police department

ItemSterlingIllinoisNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3930,690556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.52.63.3
There are a total of 39 Sterling police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.5% less than the Illinois average and 22.6% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Illinois

StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
Illinois26,115212222
There are a total of 26,115 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 212 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 5% less than the national average.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Hudson, MA15,212401,1391,179
Los Lunas, NM15,2038384,9105,748
Fillmore, CA15,203268639907
Camano, WA15,2012733,1583,431
Westbury, NY15,2012761,1351,411
Sterling, IL15,2082603,4113,671
Source: The Sterling, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.