Sparta, WI
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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 22 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 46. Based on FBI crime data, Sparta is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Wisconsin, Sparta has a crime rate that is higher than 81% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Sparta compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Sparta with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Sparta's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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 605.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Sparta's rate for property crime is 20 per one thousand population. This makes Sparta a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Sparta is one in 50.

Sparta Crime Data

 
Crime Index

32

(100 is safest)


Safer than 32% of U.S. Cities

Sparta Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

16

195

211

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.65

20.15

21.80

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Sparta 1.65
Wisconsin 3.06
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 605

in Sparta

1 in 327

in Wisconsin
Sparta VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 9,679
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 * 2 11
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.31 0.21 1.14
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.
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 20.15
Wisconsin 19.74
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 50

in Sparta

1 in 51

in Wisconsin
Sparta Property CRIMES
Population: 9,679
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 25 164 6
Rate per 1,000 2.58 16.94 0.62
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 32
Wisconsin 21

Zip Codes in Sparta, WI