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Total crime 36%
Violent crime 77%
Property crime 29%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSparta/100k peopleMichigan/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime66n/a (estimate)1,4901,8392,346
Murder0n/a0.07.66.5
Rape1n/a22.660.938.4
Robbery1n/a22.644.573.9
Assault2n/a45.2365.1279.7
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)90478388
Burglary5n/a112.9233.1314.2
Theft48n/a1,083.8943.31,398.0
Vehicle theft9n/a203.2184.5246.0
Property crime62n/a (estimate)1,4001,3611,958

Key findings

  • Sparta crime rates are 36% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sparta are 77% lower than the national average
  • In Sparta you have a 1 in 68 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sparta is safer than 65% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sparta has decreased by 18%

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)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Sparta, per 100,000 residents. In Sparta, the total number of daily crimes is 1.23 times less than the Michigan average and 1.57 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Sparta are 5.29 times less than the Michigan average and 4.29 times less than the national average. For property crime, Sparta has a daily crime rate that is 1.03 times more than the Michigan average and 1.40 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Sparta (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Sparta, Michigan compared to other areas of Michigan, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Sparta safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Sparta is safer than 55% of Michigan cities, and 65% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking 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. At this time, Sparta sees a above 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 1108
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sparta is 1 in 72
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Sparta is 1 in 68
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Sparta, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1108. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 72 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 is 1 in 68.

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

      A good indicator of whether Sparta is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Sparta has decreased by 51%, while the property crime rate in Sparta has decreased by 15% year over year. The number of total crimes in Sparta has decreased by 18% year over year.

      Sparta police department

      ItemSpartaMichiganNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)510,515558,732
      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 63.2% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Michigan

      StateTotal offendersMichigan /100KNational /100K
      Michigan40,460414266
      There are a total of 40,460 sex offenders in Michigan. This yields a total of 414 sex offenders in Michigan per 100,000 residents which is 56% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ravenna, MI1,189195556751
      Forest Hills, MI27,667207588794
      Kent City, MI1,186235668903
      Cedar Springs, MI3,6172948361,130
      Rockford, MI6,0441701,1901,360
      Coopersville, MI4,3293591,0211,380
      East Grand Rapids, MI11,297171,3801,396
      Sparta, MI4,280901,4001,490

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Spackenkill, NY4,280202782983
      University Gardens, NY4,28095366461
      National Harbor, MD4,2792741,1041,378
      Point Pleasant, WV4,281501,4141,463
      Slatington, PA4,278461,2961,342
      Sparta, MI4,280901,4001,490
      Source: The Sparta, MI 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.