Reported Annual Crime In Sterling

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSterling/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime514n/a (estimate)3,6833,0702,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSterling/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a7.23.95.3
Rape14n/a100.368.841.7
Robbery3n/a21.568.498.0
Assault43n/a308.1226.9248.9
Violent crime61n/a (estimate)437368383
Burglary84n/a601.9406.9430.4
Theft349n/a2,500.91,904.91,694.4
Vehicle theft20n/a143.3389.9237.4
Property crime453n/a (estimate)3,2462,7022,362

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When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Sterling, CO. All reported Sterling, CO 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, CO overall crime rate is 20% higher than in comparison to the Colorado average; and is also 34% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Sterling, CO, the rate is 19% higher than compared to the Colorado average, and 14% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Sterling, CO comes in at 20% higher than to the average seen in Colorado, and 37% higher than the overall national average.
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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Sterling crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Sterling is 34% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.09 daily crimes that occur in Sterling.
  • Sterling is safer than 21% 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 13%.

Compare Sterling, CO Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Sterling (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Sterling, CO per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Colorado and on a national scale. In Sterling, CO the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.20 times more than the Colorado average and 1.34 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Sterling, CO is 1.19 times more than the Colorado average and 1.14 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Sterling, CO has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.20 times more than the Colorado average and 1.37 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Sterling (higher is better)

How safe is Sterling, CO compared to other cities in Colorado and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Sterling, CO is safer than 21% of the cities in Colorado and 21% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Colorado and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Sterling, CO. Overall, Sterling, CO 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 229
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sterling is 1 in 31
The chance of being a victim of crime in Sterling is 1 in 28
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Sterling, CO? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Sterling, CO you have a 1 in 229 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 31 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Sterling, CO.

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

Determining whether Sterling, CO 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, CO has increased by 1% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 15% year over year. Total crimes for Sterling, CO has decreased by 13% 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
Colorado11,041247222
There are a total of 11,041 sex offenders in Colorado. This yields a total of 247 sex offenders in Colorado per 100,000 residents which is 11% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Morgan Heights, CO3603922,8783,270
Merino, CO2635664,1564,722
Iliff, CO1935804,2604,840
Sterling, CO13,9764373,2463,683

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Nesconset, NY13,9731948231,017
Pewaukee, WI13,979131742873
Olean, NY13,9912262,7823,009
Pierre, SD13,9593913,7044,096
Pottsville, PA13,9554621,8982,360
Sterling, CO13,9764373,2463,683
Source: The Sterling, CO 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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