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Crime Report for Sparta,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Sparta, is 1.7 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 304 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 1027 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 304
TN 1027
National 676

Sparta, is in the 42% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 63% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 42% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Sparta, or said another way, 58% of cities in have crime rates higher than Sparta.


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Crime Sparta TN Nation
Violent Crime Total 304.4 1026.9 676
Murder / NNH 0.0 9.6 6.5
Forcible Rape 20.3 42.5 31.1
Robbery Rate 202.9 292.1 197.4
Aggravated Assault 81.2 682.7 315
Property Crime Total 8198.1 5386.1 3726.9
Burglary 1684.3 1268.3 812.3
Larceny Theft 6108.0 3715.8 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 405.8 402.0 382.3
Arson 121.8 22.4 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 8198.1 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 5386.1 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 8198.1
TN 5386.1
National 3727



Sparta Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 96
National Percentile Rank - 97