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Total crime 24%
Violent crime 39%
Property crime 35%
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 peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime470n/a (estimate)3,2032,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.06.95.0
Rape25n/a170.446.042.6
Robbery3n/a20.4111.586.2
Assault6n/a40.9239.7246.8
Violent crime34n/a (estimate)232404381
Burglary42n/a286.2306.7376.0
Theft373n/a2,541.91,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theft21n/a143.1153.8228.9
Property crime436n/a (estimate)2,9711,9332,200

Key findings

  • Sterling crime rates are 24% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sterling are 39% lower than the national average
  • In Sterling you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sterling is safer than 34% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sterling has decreased by 20%

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)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Sterling, Illinois is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Sterling are 1.37 times more than the Illinois average and 1.24 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Sterling are 1.74 times less than than Illinois and 1.64 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Sterling are 1.54 times more than than Illinois and 1.35 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Sterling (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Sterling in comparison to other Illinois communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Sterling safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Sterling being safer than 21% of cities in Illinois and 34% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Illinois cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Sterling. In conclusion, Sterling ranks below average compared to the rest of 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 432
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sterling is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Sterling is 1 in 32
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Sterling? In Sterling, you have a 1 in 432 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 34. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Sterling, IL is 1 in 32.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Sterling, IL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Sterling has increased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Sterling has decreased by 21% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Sterling has decreased by 20% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Sterling police department

      ItemSterlingIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3930,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.52.63.3
      There are a total of 39 Sterling police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.5% less than the Illinois average and 22.2% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Illinois

      StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
      Illinois32,213263266
      There are a total of 32,213 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 263 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 1% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Prophetstown, IL2,09305151
      Milledgeville, IL1,0521049401,045
      Rock Falls, IL9,1041241,0061,131
      Polo, IL2,1312211,0581,280
      Dixon, IL14,8022121,4671,679
      Morrison, IL3,9922471,5051,751
      Grand Detour, IL4893521,6822,034
      Sterling, IL15,0712322,9713,203

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Clearlake, CA15,0707253,3654,090
      Cherryland, CA15,0665622,9903,551
      Otsego, MN15,0652252,0372,262
      Hereford, TX15,0866552,3493,004
      Newton, IA15,0904733,3273,800
      Sterling, IL15,0712322,9713,203
      Source: The Sterling, IL 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.