Sterling, CO
Crime Rates


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Sterling, CO crime analytics

With a crime rate of 44 per one thousand residents, Sterling has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 23. Within Colorado, more than 89% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Sterling.

Importantly, when you compare Sterling to other communities of similar population, then Sterling crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Sterling does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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 224. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Sterling is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Sterling, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 25, which is a rate of 39 per one thousand population.

Sterling Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Sterling Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Sterling 4.47
Colorado 3.21
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 224

in Sterling

1 in 312

in Colorado
Population: 14,104
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 28 4 31
Rate per 1,000 0.00 1.99 0.28 2.20
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Sterling 39.35
Colorado 26.42
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 25

in Sterling

1 in 38

in Colorado
Sterling Property CRIMES
Population: 14,104
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 77 458 20
Rate per 1,000 5.46 32.47 1.42
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Sterling Crimes Per Square Mile

Sterling 81
Colorado 44

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