Reported Annual Crime In Sparta

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSparta/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime124n/a (estimate)2,8532,3692,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSparta/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.06.05.3
Rape3n/a69.071.840.4
Robbery1n/a23.071.7102.8
Assault4n/a92.0309.5248.5
Violent crime8n/a (estimate)184459386
Burglary10n/a230.1398.5468.9
Theft103n/a2,370.01,308.11,745.0
Vehicle theft3n/a69.0203.2236.9
Property crime116n/a (estimate)2,6691,9102,451
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Sparta, MI. All reported Sparta, MI crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Sparta, MI overall crime rate is 20% higher than in comparison to the Michigan average; and is also 1% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Sparta, MI, the rate is 60% lower than compared to the Michigan average, and 52% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Sparta, MI comes in at 40% higher than to the average seen in Michigan, and 9% higher than the overall national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
East Grand Rapids, MI10,99917831848
Ravenna, MI1,193178742920
Forest Hills, MI27,0721988251,023
Kent City, MI1,1132179041,121
Cedar Springs, MI3,5442891,2011,489
Coopersville, MI4,3093291,3691,699
Northview, MI14,9543581,4911,849
Sparta, MI4,1991842,6692,853

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Sparta is 1% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.82 daily crimes that occur in Sparta.
  • Sparta is safer than 40% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Sparta you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Sparta has increased by 38%.

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Daily Crime In Sparta (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Sparta, MI per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Michigan as well as national figures. In Sparta, MI the total number of daily crimes is 1.20 times more than the Michigan average and 1.01 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Sparta, MI are 2.49 times less than the Michigan average and 2.10 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Sparta, MI has a daily crime rate that is 1.40 times more than the Michigan average and 1.09 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Sparta (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Sparta, MI compared to other areas of Michigan, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Sparta, MI safer than 32% when compared to other Michigan cities, and 40% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Michigan, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Sparta, MI. At this time, Sparta, MI sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sparta

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sparta is 1 in 544
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sparta is 1 in 38
The chance of being a victim of crime in Sparta is 1 in 36
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Sparta, MI? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Sparta, MI your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 544. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 38 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 Sparta, MI is 1 in 36.

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

A good indicator of whether Sparta, MI is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Sparta, MI has increased by 96%, while the property crime rate in Sparta, MI has increased by 35% year over year. The number of total crimes in Sparta, MI has increased by 38% year over year.

Sparta police department

ItemSpartaMichiganNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)510,515556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.22.13.3
There are a total of 5 Sparta police officers. This results in 1.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 42.2% less than the Michigan average and 63.4% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Michigan

StateTotal offendersMichigan /100KNational /100K
Michigan38,692396222
There are a total of 38,692 sex offenders in Michigan. This yields a total of 396 sex offenders in Michigan per 100,000 residents which is 78% greater than the national average.

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Columbiana, AL4,1989832,1353,118
Elkin, NC4,1985909,2949,884
Leisure Village, NJ4,2012441,5371,781
East Hampton North, NY4,20198402499
Sullivan, IN4,2033552,2672,622
Sparta, MI4,1991842,6692,853
Source: The Sparta, MI 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.