Rensselaer amassed 784 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Rensselaer’s arrest rate was 136.82 per 100,000 residents. The county of Rensselaer is 81.49% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 13 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Rensselaer also experienced 206 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Albany and Erie, Rensselaer is a more dangerous place to reside.
In Rensselaer, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 178 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Rensselaer, is burglary, and the third most common is aggravated assault.
In Rensselaer, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Rensselaer has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Rensselaer experienced 13 violent crimes and 206 non-violent crimes. When comparing Rensselaer to the national average of 739.02, Rensselaer is lower by 81.49% than the national average.