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Total crime 58%
Violent crime 60%
Property crime 58%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSparta/100k peopleWisconsin/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime102n/a (estimate)1,0381,7652,489
Murder0n/a0.03.05.0
Rape7n/a71.338.842.6
Robbery1n/a10.251.481.6
Assault7n/a71.3200.0250.2
Violent crime15n/a (estimate)153293379
Burglary5n/a50.9217.6340.5
Theft79n/a804.21,127.01,549.5
Vehicle theft3n/a30.5126.8219.9
Property crime87n/a (estimate)8861,4712,110

Key findings

  • Sparta crime rates are 58% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sparta are 60% lower than the national average
  • In Sparta you have a 1 in 97 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sparta is safer than 67% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sparta has decreased by 16%

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 number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Sparta, Wisconsin is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Sparta are 1.70 times less than the Wisconsin average and 2.40 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Sparta are 1.92 times less than than Wisconsin and 2.48 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Sparta are 1.66 times less than than Wisconsin and 2.38 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Sparta (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Sparta in comparison to other Wisconsin communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Sparta safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Sparta being safer than 48% of cities in Wisconsin and 67% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Wisconsin cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Sparta. In conclusion, Sparta ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sparta

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sparta is 1 in 655
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sparta is 1 in 113
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Sparta is 1 in 97
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Sparta? In Sparta, WI you have a 1 in 655 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 113 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 97 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Sparta.

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

      Determining whether Sparta is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Sparta violent crime rates have decreased by 26%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 14% year over year. Total crimes for Sparta has decreased by 16% in the same time frame.

      Sparta police department

      ItemSpartaWisconsinNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)199,355558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.43.3
      There are a total of 19 Sparta police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.4% less than the Wisconsin average and 39.3% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Wisconsin

      StateTotal offendersWisconsin /100KNational /100K
      Wisconsin24,983456266
      There are a total of 24,983 sex offenders in Wisconsin. This yields a total of 456 sex offenders in Wisconsin per 100,000 residents which is 71% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Norwalk, WI632000
      Bangor, WI1,3230136136
      Cashton, WI944180180360
      West Salem, WI4,94998747845
      St. Joseph, WI4592941,4751,768
      Rockland, WI6273521,7682,120
      Warrens, WI4553681,8482,217
      Sparta, WI9,6591538861,038

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Clay, AL9,6593481,8212,169
      Roxborough Park, CO9,6572211,5041,725
      Eidson Road, TX9,6545703,2503,820
      Cheat Lake, WV9,671111555667
      Alamosa, CO9,6716255,0665,691
      Sparta, WI9,6591538861,038
      Source: The Sparta, WI 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.