Reported Annual Crime In Sparks

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSparks/100k peopleNevada/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,885n/a (estimate)2,9663,2652,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSparks/100k peopleNevada/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a3.17.65.3
Rape26n/a26.758.940.4
Robbery89n/a91.5215.6102.8
Assault317n/a325.9395.9248.5
Violent crime435n/a (estimate)447678386
Burglary448n/a460.6641.1468.9
Theft1,662n/a1,708.71,497.11,745.0
Vehicle theft340n/a349.5448.3236.9
Property crime2,450n/a (estimate)2,5192,5872,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Sparks, NV. The total number of reported crimes in Sparks, NV is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Sparks, NV crime rate is 9% lower than the Nevada average and is 5% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Sparks, NV has a violent crime rate that is 34% lower than the Nevada average and 16% higher than the national average. For property crime, Sparks, NV is 3% lower than the Nevada average and 3% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Verdi, NV1,50995363458
Mogul, NV1,649112427539
Golden Valley, NV1,993172655826
Spanish Springs, NV15,3225091,9402,449
Verdi, CA924172,3942,811
Lemmon Valley, NV5,5856802,5953,275
Floriston, CA584912,8163,307
Sparks, NV92,2364472,5192,966

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Sparks is 5% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.13 daily crimes that occur in Sparks.
  • Sparks is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Sparks you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Sparks has decreased by 6%.

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Daily Crime In Sparks (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Sparks, NV for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Nevada as well as those across America as a whole. The Sparks, NV total amount of daily offenses is 1.10 times less than the Nevada average and 1.05 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Sparks, NV is 1.52 times less than the Nevada average, and it is 1.16 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Sparks, NV has a daily crime figure that is 1.03 times less than the Nevada average and 1.03 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Sparks (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Sparks, NV compared to every other city in Nevada as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Sparks, NV ranks safer than 50% of every city located within Nevada along with 26% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Nevada and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Sparks, NV. As a result, Sparks, NV is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sparks

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sparks is 1 in 224
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sparks is 1 in 40
The chance of being a victim of crime in Sparks is 1 in 34
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Sparks, NV? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Sparks, NV your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 224. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 40 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Sparks, NV is 1 in 34.

Year Over Year Crime In Sparks (per 100,000 people)

The year over year crime rate for Sparks, NV is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Sparks, NV has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 19% in Sparks, NV, while property crimes in Sparks, NV have decreased by 9%. Crimes in total for Sparks, NV have decreased by 6% year over year.

Sparks police department

ItemSparksNevadaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1475,733556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.62.73.3
There are a total of 147 Sparks police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 41.7% less than the Nevada average and 51.3% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Nevada

StateTotal offendersNevada /100KNational /100K
Nevada4,067196222
There are a total of 4,067 sex offenders in Nevada. This yields a total of 196 sex offenders in Nevada per 100,000 residents which is 12% less than the national average.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Roswell, GA92,3641491,7791,928
Carson, CA92,4755392,5893,129
Beaverton, OR92,5931361,4331,569
Hesperia, CA91,7573561,9162,272
Federal Way, WA91,6764716,2446,715
Sparks, NV92,2364472,5192,966
Source: The Sparks, NV crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.