Sterling has a population of 13,955. During the past three years, Sterling saw 1,674 arrests. For 2017, the Sterling's arrest rate totaled 368.33 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 16.36% makes Sterling higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 61 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Sterling also totaled 453 arrests for property crimes during 2017.
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Overall, Sterling had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Sterling averaged 61 violent crimes and 453 non-violent crimes.
The city of Sterling experienced 483 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 4 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 146 was for legacy rape. The robbery total was 24, and the aggravated assault total was 309.