Reported Annual Crime In Sterling Heights

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSterling Heights/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,749n/a (estimate)1,3162,2502,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSterling Heights/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder4n/a3.05.75.3
Rape42n/a31.670.641.7
Robbery19n/a14.365.198.0
Assault180n/a135.5308.5248.9
Violent crime245n/a (estimate)184450383
Burglary164n/a123.4357.8430.4
Theft1,233n/a927.91,245.71,694.4
Vehicle theft107n/a80.5196.5237.4
Property crime1,504n/a (estimate)1,1321,8002,362

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The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Sterling Heights, MI for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Sterling Heights, MI is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Sterling Heights, MI crime rates are 42% lower than in comparison to the Michigan mean and are 52% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Sterling Heights, MI has a rate that is 59% lower than the Michigan average; compared to the United States, it is 52% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Sterling Heights, MI is 37% lower than its state's mean, and 52% lower than the country's average.
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The Sterling Heights crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Sterling Heights as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Sterling Heights crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Sterling Heights is 52% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.61 daily crimes that occur in Sterling Heights.
  • Sterling Heights is safer than 64% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Sterling Heights you have a 1 in 76 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Sterling Heights has decreased by 13%.

Compare Sterling Heights, MI Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Sterling Heights (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Sterling Heights, MI per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Michigan as well as national figures. In Sterling Heights, MI the total number of daily crimes is 1.71 times less than the Michigan average and 2.09 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Sterling Heights, MI are 2.44 times less than the Michigan average and 2.08 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Sterling Heights, MI has a daily crime rate that is 1.59 times less than the Michigan average and 2.09 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Sterling Heights (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Sterling Heights, MI area in comparison to other Michigan communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Sterling Heights, MI being safer than 61% of cities in Michigan and 64% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Michigan cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Sterling Heights, MI. In conclusion, Sterling Heights, MI now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sterling Heights

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sterling Heights is 1 in 543
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sterling Heights is 1 in 89
The chance of being a victim of crime in Sterling Heights is 1 in 76
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Sterling Heights, MI? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Sterling Heights, MI your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 543. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 89 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Sterling Heights, MI is 1 in 76.

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

Determining whether Sterling Heights, MI is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Sterling Heights, MI has increased by 5% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 16% year over year. Total crimes for Sterling Heights, MI has decreased by 13% in the same time frame.

Sterling Heights police department

ItemSterling HeightsMichiganNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)19010,515558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.13.3
There are a total of 190 Sterling Heights police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29.3% less than the Michigan average and 55% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Michigan

StateTotal offendersMichigan /100KNational /100K
Michigan38,692396222
There are a total of 38,692 sex offenders in Michigan. This yields a total of 396 sex offenders in Michigan per 100,000 residents which is 78% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Bingham Farms, MI1,11263253316
Lake Angelus, MI2600337337
Village of Grosse Pointe Shores, MI2,93371282353
Huntington Woods, MI6,33063363426
Beverly Hills, MI10,45010657666
Clawson, MI12,008150534684
Rochester Hills, MI72,98753638691
Sterling Heights, MI131,6741841,1321,316

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Columbia, SC132,5377345,2866,020
Waco, TX130,6595073,5954,102
Olathe, KS132,7871861,4281,615
Thornton, CO130,5113502,6943,045
New Haven, CT130,4058464,0104,856
Sterling Heights, MI131,6741841,1321,316
Source: The Sterling Heights, MI crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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