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Sterling Heights, MI crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2021 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2022 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2022 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Sterling Heights has an overall crime rate of 10 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Sterling Heights is 1 in 97. How does Sterling Heights fare compared to other communities in Michigan of all population sizes? Sterling Heights's crime rate is lower than approximately 42% of Michigan communities.

However, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Sterling Heights, and we found that the crime rate in Sterling Heights is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Sterling Heights is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Sterling Heights 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 Heights.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Sterling Heights 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 Heights; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 540. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Sterling Heights; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 8 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Sterling Heights Crime Data

 

Crime Index

48

(100 is safest)


Safer than 48% of U.S. Cities

Sterling Heights Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

247

1,120

1,367

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.85

8.40

10.26

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.85
4.95
National Median: 4
    Sterling Heights
    Michigan

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 540

in Sterling Heights

1 in 202

in Michigan

Sterling Heights VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 133,269
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 37 21 187
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.28 0.16 1.40

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,888,310
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 22,941 144,285 202,155 943,774
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.43 0.61 2.84

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
8.4
13.81
National Median: 19
    Sterling Heights
    Michigan

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 119

in Sterling Heights

1 in 72

in Michigan

Sterling Heights Property CRIMES

Population: 133,269
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 88 845 187
Rate per 1,000 0.66 6.34 1.40

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,888,310
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,656 4,626,970 890,179
Rate per 1,000 2.71 13.94 2.68

Sterling Heights Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
37
23
National Median: 26.8
    Sterling Heights
    Michigan