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Total crime 27%
Violent crime 15%
Property crime 34%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFerndale/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime26n/a (estimate)1,8942,8282,580
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape1n/a72.839.242.6
Robbery0n/a0.0137.386.2
Assault5n/a364.2266.5246.8
Violent crime6n/a (estimate)437447381
Burglary8n/a582.7416.2376.0
Theft12n/a874.01,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0392.4228.9
Property crime20n/a (estimate)1,4572,3802,200

Key findings

  • Ferndale crime rates are 27% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Ferndale are 15% higher than the national average
  • In Ferndale you have a 1 in 53 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Ferndale is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Ferndale has decreased by 19%

Ferndale crime map

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The Ferndale crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Ferndale as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Ferndale crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Ferndale (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ferndale

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ferndale is 1 in 229
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ferndale is 1 in 69
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Ferndale is 1 in 53

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

      Ferndale police department

      ItemFerndaleCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)451,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.93.63.3
      There are a total of 4 Ferndale police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20% less than the California average and 11.2% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
      California79,891232266
      There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hydesville, CA1,1581648741,039
      Bayview CDP (Contra Costa County), CA1,7531749251,098
      Cutten, CA2,9822031,0781,281
      Bayview, CA2,5272511,3361,587
      Pine Hills, CA3,4402551,3571,611
      Humboldt Hill, CA3,7102841,5111,795
      Rio Dell, CA3,3722341,7872,022
      Ferndale, CA1,4194371,4571,894

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Banner Hill, TN1,4192911,3161,607
      North Ballston Spa, NY1,419153628781
      Dysart, IA1,41895645740
      McConnellstown, PA1,420121589709
      Pine Knoll Shores, NC1,420751,5791,654
      Ferndale, CA1,4194371,4571,894
      Source: The Ferndale, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.