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Total crime 1%
Violent crime 8%
Property crime 0%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSparks/100k peopleNevada/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,533n/a (estimate)2,3752,3872,346
Murder4n/a3.85.76.5
Rape83n/a77.859.038.4
Robbery75n/a70.388.773.9
Assault284n/a266.3306.8279.7
Violent crime446n/a (estimate)418460388
Burglary427n/a400.3368.8314.2
Theft1,337n/a1,253.51,221.41,398.0
Vehicle theft323n/a302.8336.4246.0
Property crime2,087n/a (estimate)1,9571,9271,958

Key findings

  • Sparks crime rates are 1% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sparks are 8% higher than the national average
  • In Sparks you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sparks is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sparks has decreased by 12%

Sparks crime map

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The Sparks crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Sparks as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Sparks crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Sparks (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Sparks for every 100,000 residents. The Sparks total amount of daily crime is 1.01 times less than the Nevada average and 1.01 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Sparks, is 1.10 times less than the Nevada average, and it is 1.08 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Sparks has a daily crime average that is 1.02 times more than the Nevada average and 1.00 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Sparks (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Sparks to every other city in Nevada, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Sparks safe? The gauges above illustrate that Sparks is safer than 53% of every city located within Nevada along with 27% 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. As a result, Sparks, NV is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the 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 240
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sparks is 1 in 52
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Sparks is 1 in 43
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Sparks, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 240. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 52 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 is 1 in 43.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Sparks is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Sparks has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 1% in Sparks, while property crimes in Sparks have decreased by 14%. Total crime has decreased by 12% year over year.

      Sparks police department

      ItemSparksNevadaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1476,127558,732
      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 40.2% less than the Nevada average and 51.1% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Nevada

      StateTotal offendersNevada /100KNational /100K
      Nevada8,163394266
      There are a total of 8,163 sex offenders in Nevada. This yields a total of 394 sex offenders in Nevada per 100,000 residents which is 48% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Mogul, NV1,68365270335
      Verdi, NV1,39967280347
      Golden Valley, NV1,805110462573
      Spanish Springs, NV16,0913281,3721,700
      Lemmon Valley, NV5,0574411,8462,286
      Cold Springs, NV8,8454521,8952,348
      Reno, NV237,1215632,1472,710
      Sparks, NV94,7184181,9572,375

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Allen, TX94,710979201,017
      Brockton, MA94,8137581,6732,431
      Livonia, MI94,8492241,2811,505
      Beaverton, OR94,8652352,1952,430
      League City, TX94,9761151,3511,466
      Sparks, NV94,7184181,9572,375
      Source: The Sparks, NV crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.