Sterling, VA 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 has an overall crime rate of 11 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 is 1 in 90. How does Sterling fare compared to other communities in Virginia of all population sizes? Sterling's crime rate is lower than approximately 46% of Virginia communities.

However, 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.

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.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Sterling's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Sterling is one in 530.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Sterling; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 9 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Sterling Crime Data

 

Crime Index

55

(100 is safest)


Safer than 55% of U.S. Cities

Sterling Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

61

300

361

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.89

9.27

11.16

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.89
2.08
National Median: 4
    Sterling
    Virginia

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 530

in Sterling

1 in 481

in Virginia

Sterling VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 32,354
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
9.27
16.43
National Median: 21
    Sterling
    Virginia

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 108

in Sterling

1 in 61

in Virginia

Sterling Property CRIMES

Population: 32,354
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Sterling Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
66
18
National Median: 28.3
    Sterling
    Virginia