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Total crime 26%
Violent crime 80%
Property crime 16%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSterling/100k peopleAlaska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,243 (estimate)4,1862,580
Murdern/an/an/a6.45.0
Rapen/an/an/a161.642.6
Robberyn/an/an/a121.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a595.4246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)686 (estimate)885381
Burglaryn/an/an/a539.6376.0
Theftn/an/an/a2,219.01,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a541.9228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,557 (estimate)3,3012,200

Key findings

  • Sterling crime rates are 26% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sterling are 80% higher than the national average
  • In Sterling you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sterling is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sterling has increased by 1%

Sterling crime map

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The Sterling crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Sterling 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 crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Sterling (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sterling

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sterling is 1 in 146
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sterling is 1 in 40
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Sterling is 1 in 31

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

      Sterling police department

      ItemSterlingAlaskaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a1,171558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a5.43.3

      Sex offenders in Alaska

      StateTotal offendersAlaska /100KNational /100K
      Alaska3,433490266
      There are a total of 3,433 sex offenders in Alaska. This yields a total of 490 sex offenders in Alaska per 100,000 residents which is 84% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ridgeway, AK2,3383271,2201,547
      Soldotna, AK4,4713803,5303,910
      Funny River, AK9721,0703,9915,062
      Kenai, AK7,5517867,1127,898
      Sterling, AK5,6616862,5573,243

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Durham, CA5,6603661,9512,317
      Homestead Meadows South, TX5,6595072,9213,428
      Tallassee, AL5,6579255,9356,860
      Orchard Homes, MT5,6552421,6131,854
      Wyndmoor, PA5,655100485584
      Sterling, AK5,6616862,5573,243
      Source: The Sterling, AK crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.