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Total crime 16%
Violent crime 2%
Property crime 19%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSparta/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,159 (estimate)2,3372,580
Murdern/an/an/a6.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a46.042.6
Robberyn/an/an/a111.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a239.7246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)373 (estimate)404381
Burglaryn/an/an/a306.7376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a153.8228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,785 (estimate)1,9332,200

Key findings

  • Sparta crime rates are 16% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sparta are 2% lower than the national average
  • In Sparta you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sparta is safer than 33% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sparta has decreased by 5%

Sparta crime map

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The Sparta crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Sparta 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 Sparta crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Sparta (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sparta

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sparta is 1 in 268
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sparta is 1 in 57
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Sparta is 1 in 47

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

      Sparta police department

      ItemSpartaIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1530,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.52.63.3
      There are a total of 15 Sparta police officers. This results in 3.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 32.1% greater than the Illinois average and 7.6% greater than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Illinois

      StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
      Illinois32,213263266
      There are a total of 32,213 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 263 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 1% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Chester, IL8,599188165353
      Lenzburg, IL5860820820
      Red Bud, IL3,597114742856
      Steeleville, IL2,3272191,0481,267
      Ruma, IL27801,2991,299
      New Athens, IL2,1061581,2611,419
      Hecker, IL5195252,5143,039
      Sparta, IL4,3783731,7852,159

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Tiptonville, TN4,378186743929
      Whitehouse, OH4,37883456539
      Captain Cook, HI4,3781541,7781,933
      Broad Brook, CT4,3771531,2431,396
      Empire, CA4,3794642,4732,937
      Sparta, IL4,3783731,7852,159
      Source: The Sparta, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.