Reported Annual Crime In Sterling

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSterling/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,970 (estimate)2,0772,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSterling/100k peopleVirginia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a5.85.3
Rapen/an/an/a32.540.4
Robberyn/an/an/a57.1102.8
Assaultn/an/an/a122.2248.5
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)207 (estimate)218386
Burglaryn/an/an/a238.0468.9
Theftn/an/an/a1,505.11,745.0
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a116.4236.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,763 (estimate)1,8592,451

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  • The overall crime rate in Sterling is 31% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.4 daily crimes that occur in Sterling.
  • Sterling is safer than 51% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Sterling you have a 1 in 51 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Sterling has decreased by 3%.

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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 484
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sterling is 1 in 57
The chance of being a victim of crime in Sterling is 1 in 51

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

Sterling police department

ItemSterlingVirginiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a8,827558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.23.3

Sex offenders in Virginia

StateTotal offendersVirginia /100KNational /100K
Virginia18,938258222
There are a total of 18,938 sex offenders in Virginia. This yields a total of 258 sex offenders in Virginia per 100,000 residents which is 16% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Moorefield Station, VA1,31438326364
Ravensworth, VA2,17539336375
Cabin John, MD1,95866321387
Haymarket, VA1,8260396396
Derwood, MD2,01277370447
Brookmont, MD3,81090435525
Bull Run Mountain Estates, VA1,35960512572
Sterling, VA29,5972071,7631,970

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
San Carlos, CA29,5961921,1031,295
Niles, IL29,628972,3492,446
Gloucester, MA29,5462457681,012
Winter Park, FL29,5433293,4093,739
Granite City, IL29,6626612,0762,737
Sterling, VA29,5972071,7631,970
Source: The Sterling, VA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.