According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Sterling is safer than 61% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Virginia, only on the order of 51% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Sterling. If you live in Sterling, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 65. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 30.
Compared to other communities of similar population size, Sterling has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Sterling is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Sterling does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Sterling.
From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Sterling occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Sterling; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 518. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Sterling is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Sterling than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 74.