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Total crime 68%
Violent crime 108%
Property crime 61%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSterling/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime569n/a (estimate)4,1922,9722,489
Murder1n/a7.43.85.0
Rape35n/a257.967.242.6
Robbery5n/a36.863.681.6
Assault66n/a486.3246.3250.2
Violent crime107n/a (estimate)788381379
Burglary99n/a729.4348.4340.5
Theft344n/a2,534.41,858.31,549.5
Vehicle theft19n/a140.0384.0219.9
Property crime462n/a (estimate)3,4042,5912,110

Key findings

  • Sterling crime rates are 68% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sterling are 108% higher than the national average
  • In Sterling you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sterling is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sterling has increased by 2%

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 1.41 times more than the Colorado average and 1.68 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Sterling is 2.07 times more than the Colorado average and 2.08 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 1.61 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 4% of the cities in Colorado and 6% 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 127
      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 24
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Sterling? In Sterling, CO you have a 1 in 127 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 30 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 24 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 25%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 3% year over year. Total crimes for Sterling has increased by 2% 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, CO3604062,7603,165
      Merino, CO2635863,9854,571
      Iliff, CO1936014,0854,685
      Sterling, CO13,9767883,4044,192

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Nesconset, NY13,973195746941
      Pewaukee, WI13,979120603724
      Olean, NY13,9913332,2962,630
      Pierre, SD13,9594642,7323,196
      Pottsville, PA13,9554141,8972,311
      Sterling, CO13,9767883,4044,192
      Source: The Sterling, CO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.