Reported Annual Crime In Ferguson

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFerguson/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,195n/a (estimate)5,6753,3522,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFerguson/100k peopleMissouri/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder5n/a23.78.34.9
Rape8n/a38.042.038.6
Robbery82n/a389.4104.8101.9
Assault95n/a451.1342.4237.8
Violent crime190n/a (estimate)902497373
Burglary366n/a1,738.0559.0491.4
Theft520n/a2,469.32,015.81,775.4
Vehicle theft119n/a565.1279.4220.2
Property crime1,005n/a (estimate)4,7722,8542,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Ferguson, MO for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Ferguson, MO is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Ferguson, MO crime rates are 69% higher than in comparison to the Missouri mean and are 98% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Ferguson, MO has a rate that is 81% higher than the Missouri average; compared to the United States, it is 142% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Ferguson, MO is 67% higher than its state's mean, and 92% higher than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Ferguson is 98% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.55 daily crimes that occur in Ferguson.
  • Ferguson is safer than 4% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Ferguson you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Ferguson has increased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In Ferguson (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Ferguson, MO per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Missouri and on a national scale. In Ferguson, MO the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.69 times more than the Missouri average and 1.98 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Ferguson, MO is 1.81 times more than the Missouri average and 2.42 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Ferguson, MO has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.67 times more than the Missouri average and 1.92 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Ferguson (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Missouri and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Ferguson, MO? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Ferguson, MO has been ranked safer than 5% of other cities in the state of Missouri. In addition, Ferguson, MO is safer than 4% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Missouri and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Ferguson, MO. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Ferguson, MO is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ferguson

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ferguson is 1 in 111
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ferguson is 1 in 21
The chance of being a victim of crime in Ferguson is 1 in 18
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Ferguson, MO? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Ferguson, MO, then there is a 1 in 111 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 21. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 18 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Ferguson, MO.

Year Over Year Crime In Ferguson (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Ferguson, MO is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Ferguson, MO has increased by 66%, while the property crime rate in Ferguson, MO has decreased by 2% year over year. The number of total crimes in Ferguson, MO has increased by 5% year over year.

Ferguson police department

ItemFergusonMissouriNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5812,139556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.13.3

Sex offenders in Missouri

StateTotal offendersMissouri /100KNational /100K
Missouri15,122264222
There are a total of 15,122 sex offenders in Missouri. This yields a total of 264 sex offenders in Missouri per 100,000 residents which is 19% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Oakland, MO1,37773145218
Warson Woods, MO1,865153613767
Ballwin, MO30,47829803832
Fairmont City, IL2,650200639838
Webster Groves, MO23,084999941,093
Ferguson, MO21,1519024,7725,675

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Moses Lake, WA21,1414997,0697,568
Klamath Falls, OR21,1653974,0014,398
Acworth, GA21,1691262,8893,015
Badger, AK21,1758523,2884,140
Sidney, OH21,1261734,2044,377
Ferguson, MO21,1519024,7725,675
Source: The Ferguson, MO crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.