The city of Mount Rainier, with a total population of 8,552, experienced 942 arrests over the past three years. During 2016, the arrest rate totaled 330.92 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 1.04% difference making Mount Rainier higher than the national average of 327.51 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 46 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Mount Rainier also handled 237 arrests for property crimes during 2016. Compared to Bowie and Brentwood, Mount Rainier is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Mount Rainier experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2016, Mount Rainier totaled 46 violent crimes and 237 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2016, Mount Rainier experienced 670 violent crimes. Of those, 6 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 1 were for revised rape, another 10 were for legacy rape, 463 were for robbery, and 190 were for aggravated assault.