Sparta, NJ
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Sparta, NJ crime analytics


Sparta's overall rate of crime is sufficiently low that NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows the town to be one of the safest in both New Jersey and the nation. Sparta's crime rate is just 4 per 1,000 people, which means that a person's chance of becoming a victim in Sparta is one in 250.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Sparta, and we found that the crime rate in Sparta is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Sparta is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

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.

For Sparta, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Sparta than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 4300, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Sparta compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Sparta is just 4 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Sparta is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Sparta Crime Data

 
Crime Index

94

(100 is safest)


Safer than 94% of U.S. Cities

Sparta Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

5

81

86

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.23

3.77

4.00

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Sparta 0.23
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 4,300

in Sparta

1 in 392

in New Jersey
Sparta VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 21,499
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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 3.77
New Jersey 16.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 265

in Sparta

1 in 61

in New Jersey
Sparta Property CRIMES
Population: 21,499
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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 2
New Jersey 69