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Sparta, Tennessee Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Sparta, Tennessee. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Sparta compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Sparta, Tennessee, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 3,236 total crimes reported in Sparta, Tennessee (144 of them violent). Of the 405 crimes that happen every year in Sparta, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Sparta, Tennessee every 21 hours. This includes 1 murder, 22 rapes, and greater than two thousand thefts (including 181 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Sparta, Tennessee (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Sparta, Tennessee for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Sparta has grown by 12%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 33%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 8 years in Sparta. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than four hundred for Sparta, Tennessee in 2009.

Crime Trends in Sparta, Tennessee (2001-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Sparta, Tennessee (2001-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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