Mount Rainier, MD
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The crime rate in Mount Rainier is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 39 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 Mount Rainier is 1 in 26. Based on FBI crime data, Mount Rainier is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Maryland, Mount Rainier has a crime rate that is higher than 91% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Mount Rainier to other communities of similar population, then Mount Rainier crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Mount Rainier 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 Mount Rainier 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 Mount Rainier.

For Mount Rainier, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Mount Rainier is one in 188.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Mount Rainier's rate for property crime is 33 per one thousand population. This makes Mount Rainier 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 Mount Rainier is one in 30.

Importantly, we found that Mount Rainier 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 Mount Rainier is one in 151.

Mount Rainier Crime Data

 
Crime Index

12

(100 is safest)


Safer than 12% of U.S. Cities

Mount Rainier Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

45

283

328

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.31

33.39

38.70

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Mount Rainier 5.31
Maryland 4.57
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 188

in Mount Rainier

1 in 219

in Maryland
Mount Rainier VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 8,475
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 30 14
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.12 3.54 1.65
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
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)

Crime
Mount Rainier 33.39
Maryland 23.15
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in Mount Rainier

1 in 43

in Maryland
Mount Rainier Property CRIMES
Population: 8,475
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 61 166 56
Rate per 1,000 7.20 19.59 6.61
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

Mount Rainier Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Mount Rainier 505
Maryland 57

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