Sparta, GA
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The crime rate in Sparta is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 40 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Sparta is 1 in 25. Based on FBI crime data, Sparta is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Georgia, Sparta has a crime rate that is higher than 76% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 1,293, Sparta has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Sparta does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Sparta.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Sparta 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 Sparta.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Sparta'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 Sparta is one in 647.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Sparta is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Sparta, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 39 per one thousand population.

Sparta Crime Data

 
Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Sparta Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2

50

52

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.55

38.67

40.22

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Sparta 1.55
Georgia 3.78
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 647

in Sparta

1 in 264

in Georgia
Sparta VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 1,293
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 1 1
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.77 0.77
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Sparta 38.67
Georgia 30.22
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Sparta

1 in 33

in Georgia
Sparta Property CRIMES
Population: 1,293
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 15 35 0
Rate per 1,000 11.60 27.07 0.00
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Sparta Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Sparta 28
Georgia 30

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