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Total crime 60%
Violent crime 66%
Property crime 59%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSterling/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime575n/a (estimate)4,1283,0692,580
Murder1n/a7.23.75.0
Rape23n/a165.171.542.6
Robbery2n/a14.466.786.2
Assault62n/a445.1255.4246.8
Violent crime88n/a (estimate)632397381
Burglary74n/a531.3375.2376.0
Theft381n/a2,735.51,915.91,594.6
Vehicle theft32n/a229.8380.5228.9
Property crime487n/a (estimate)3,4972,6722,200

Key findings

  • Sterling crime rates are 60% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sterling are 66% higher than the national average
  • In Sterling you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sterling is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sterling has increased by 12%

Sterling crime map

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      Daily Crime In Sterling (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Sterling, CO per 100,000 people. In Sterling, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.35 times more than the Colorado average and 1.60 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Sterling is 1.59 times more than the Colorado average and 1.66 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Sterling has a daily crime rate that is 1.31 times more than the Colorado average and 1.59 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Sterling (higher is better)

      How safe is Sterling, Colorado compared to other cities in Colorado and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Sterling is safer than 11% of the cities in Colorado and 10% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Colorado and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Sterling. Overall, Sterling is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sterling

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sterling is 1 in 159
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sterling is 1 in 29
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Sterling is 1 in 25
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Sterling? In Sterling, CO you have a 1 in 159 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Sterling.

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

      Determining whether Sterling is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Sterling violent crime rates have increased by 45%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 8% year over year. Total crimes for Sterling has increased by 12% in the same time frame.

      Sterling police department

      ItemSterlingColoradoNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)229,049558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.59.63.3
      There are a total of 22 Sterling police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 84.6% less than the Colorado average and 54.7% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Colorado

      StateTotal offendersColorado /100KNational /100K
      Colorado11,204251266
      There are a total of 11,204 sex offenders in Colorado. This yields a total of 251 sex offenders in Colorado per 100,000 residents which is 6% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Morgan Heights, CO3604232,8463,269
      Merino, CO2636114,1104,720
      Iliff, CO1936264,2124,838
      Sterling, CO13,9766323,4974,128

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Nesconset, NY13,973190783973
      Pewaukee, WI13,979121640761
      Olean, NY13,9913232,9603,283
      Pierre, SD13,9594982,7053,203
      Springdale, NJ13,955116786903
      Sterling, CO13,9766323,4974,128
      Source: The Sterling, CO 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.