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Crime Report for Sparta,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Sparta, is 3.2 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Sparta Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Sparta, has a violent crime rate of 99 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 695 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Sparta 99
MI 695
National 676

Sparta, is in the 28% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 29% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 28% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Sparta, or said another way, 72% of cities in have crime rates higher than Sparta.


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Crime Sparta MI Nation
Violent Crime Total 98.6 695.3 676
Murder / NNH 0.0 8.0 6.5
Forcible Rape 0.0 42.5 31.1
Robbery Rate 24.7 201.7 197.4
Aggravated Assault 74.0 443.1 315
Property Crime Total 2662.1 3491.2 3726.9
Burglary 271.1 909.1 812.3
Larceny Theft 2317.0 2120.1 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 74.0 505.2 382.3
Arson 0.0 36.9 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Sparta, has a property crime rate of 2662.1 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 3491.2 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Sparta 2662.1
MI 3491.2
National 3727



Sparta Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 56
National Percentile Rank - 56