Rainsville, AL
Crime Rates


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Rainsville, AL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Rainsville is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 35 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Rainsville is 1 in 28. Based on FBI crime data, Rainsville is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Alabama, Rainsville has a crime rate that is higher than 70% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Rainsville to other communities of similar population, then Rainsville crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Rainsville does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Rainsville does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Rainsville.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Rainsville occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Rainsville; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 503. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Rainsville's rate for property crime is 33 per one thousand population. This makes Rainsville a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Rainsville is one in 30.

Importantly, we found that Rainsville has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Rainsville is one in 359.

Rainsville Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 14% of U.S. Cities

Rainsville Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Rainsville 1.99
Alabama 4.72

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 503

in Rainsville

1 in 212

in Alabama


Population: 5,031
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 0 7
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.60 0.00 1.39


Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Rainsville 33.19
Alabama 29.79

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in Rainsville

1 in 34

in Alabama

Rainsville Property CRIMES

Population: 5,031
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 46 107 14
Rate per 1,000 9.14 21.27 2.78

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Rainsville Crimes Per Square Mile

Rainsville 9
Alabama 15

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