Sparta, TN
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With a crime rate of 70 per one thousand residents, Sparta has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 14. Within Tennessee, more than 96% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Sparta.

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 5,096, 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.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Sparta occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Sparta; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 463. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 15, which is a rate of 68 per one thousand population.

Sparta Crime Data

 

Crime Index

2

(100 is safest)


Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities

Sparta Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

11

346

357

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.16

67.90

70.05

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Sparta 2.16
Tennessee 6.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 463

in Sparta

1 in 163

in Tennessee

Sparta VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 5,096
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 1 10
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.20 1.96

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 67.90
Tennessee 29.36

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 15

in Sparta

1 in 34

in Tennessee

Sparta Property CRIMES

Population: 5,096
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 62 276 8
Rate per 1,000 12.17 54.16 1.57

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 53
Tennessee 17

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