The FBI Crime Statistics Report, released today, shows Sterling Heights remains one of the safest communities in the state with populations over 100,000.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Preliminary Crime Statistics Report, released today, shows Sterling Heights remains one of the safest communities in the state with populations over 100,000. In nearly all categories tracked, Sterling Heights showed a reduction of incidents from 2013. When compared to other large cities in the report Sterling Height remained 1st or 2nd in all categories.
According to Sterling Heights Chief of Police Michael Reese, overall, violent crimes decreased by 9 percent and property crimes decreased by 19 percent when compared to 2013 stats. This is the second year in a row both categories decreased for the City and is continuing on a positive trend. One category in particular—burglaries—had an especially significant decrease showing 109 less incidents from 2013.
“This is a reflection of our communities’ vigilance and our officers' commitment to work together and keep the City safe,” Reese said. “It also confirms the need to always stay vigilant and pro-active to keep Sterling Heights one of the safest large cities in America”.
Earlier in the month, Sterling Heights was also named one of the safest cities in Michigan with populations over 50,000 by Munetrix. Sterling Heights ranked number six out of the top 15 and was the top-ranked city on the list with a population over 100,000
“Sterling Heights continues to rank at the top of “safe cities” lists, and nothing is more telling than the crime data produced by the FBI,” said Sterling Heights Mayor Michael C. Taylor. “I’m thankful we live in a community that continues to value safety as a top priority and I commend the men and women of the Sterling Heights Police Department on their top-notch work. We are lucky to have such a strong, smart and vigilant group of people protecting our city.”
Attached is a sheet with locally relevant data compiled using the FBI Crime Statistics Report. For more information about the report or data, contact the city’s Community Relations Department at (586) 446-2470.