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Crime Report for Sterling Heights,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Sterling Heights, is 2.7 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Sterling Heights Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Sterling Heights, has a violent crime rate of 179 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 695 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Sterling Heights 179
MI 695
National 676

Sterling Heights, is in the 50% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 46% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 50% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Sterling Heights, or said another way, 50% of cities in have crime rates higher than Sterling Heights.


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Crime Sterling Heights MI Nation
Violent Crime Total 178.6 695.3 676
Murder / NNH 1.6 8.0 6.5
Forcible Rape 20.4 42.5 31.1
Robbery Rate 38.4 201.7 197.4
Aggravated Assault 118.3 443.1 315
Property Crime Total 2219.3 3491.2 3726.9
Burglary 365.7 909.1 812.3
Larceny Theft 1696.2 2120.1 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 157.4 505.2 382.3
Arson 6.3 36.9 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Sterling Heights, has a property crime rate of 2219.3 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 3491.2 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Sterling Heights 2219.3
MI 3491.2
National 3727



Sterling Heights Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 43
National Percentile Rank - 45