Sterling Heights, MI Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
1,307
Total Crimes
979.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
-60.43%
Below National Average
180 out of 432
In Michigan
3,242 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Sterling Heights, MI?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Sterling Heights is 979.9 per 100,000 people. That's -60.43% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and -51.55% lower than the Michigan total crime rate of 2,022.5 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

Sterling Heights SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
8.5
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
Commute
6

How Does Sterling Heights Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Sterling Heights
/ 100k People
Michigan
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,307 979.9 2,022.5 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 5.6 5.0
Robbery 17 12.7 53.6 81.6
Aggravated Assault 125 93.7 305.9 250.2
Violent Crime 167 125.2 437.4 366.7
Burglary 92 69.0 286.1 340.5
Larceny 952 713.8 1,121.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 96 72.0 177.7 219.9
Property Crime 1,140 854.7 1,585.0 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Sterling Heights

167.0
Violent Crimes
125.2
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-65.86%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 798.7 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Sterling Heights each year. That compares to a 1 in 228.6 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Sterling Heights is 125.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -65.86% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -71.38% lower than the Michigan violent crime rate of 437.4 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Sterling Heights

1,140.0
Property Crimes
854.7
Property Crimes / 100k People
-59.49%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 117.0 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Sterling Heights each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Sterling Heights is 854.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -59.49% lower than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And -46.08% lower than the Michigan property crime rate of 1,585.0 per 100,000 people.

Sterling Heights Crime Compared To Michigan Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Michigan.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Sterling Heights

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Warren, MI 134,653 3,113 2,311.9 1,830.6 481.2
Troy, MI 84,688 1,109 1,309.5 1,230.4 79.1
Rochester Hills, MI 75,167 500 665.2 613.3 51.9
Royal Oak, MI 59,742 500 836.9 734.8 102.1
Roseville, MI 47,381 1,541 3,252.4 2,872.5 379.9
Madison Heights, MI 30,081 646 2,147.5 1,971.3 176.2
Birmingham, MI 21,479 137 637.8 591.3 46.6
Berkley, MI 15,482 63 406.9 348.8 58.1
Fraser, MI 14,578 253 1,735.5 1,509.1 226.4
Rochester, MI 13,429 57 424.5 379.8 44.7
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