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Total crime 17%
Violent crime 23%
Property crime 17%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFerndale/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime28n/a (estimate)2,0542,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape0n/a0.037.542.6
Robbery0n/a0.0132.481.6
Assault4n/a293.5267.1250.2
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)293441379
Burglary2n/a146.7386.1340.5
Theft17n/a1,247.31,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft5n/a366.8358.8219.9
Property crime24n/a (estimate)1,7612,3312,110

Key findings

  • Ferndale crime rates are 17% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Ferndale are 23% lower than the national average
  • In Ferndale you have a 1 in 49 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Ferndale is safer than 39% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Ferndale has increased by 8%

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 341
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ferndale is 1 in 57
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Ferndale is 1 in 49

      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, CA1,1581628561,018
      Bayview CDP (Contra Costa County), CA1,7531719061,077
      Cutten, CA2,9822001,0561,256
      Bayview, CA2,5272481,3091,556
      Pine Hills, CA3,4402511,3291,580
      Humboldt Hill, CA3,7102801,4801,760
      Rio Dell, CA3,3723241,7982,123
      Ferndale, CA1,4192931,7612,054

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Banner Hill, TN1,4192771,2361,513
      North Ballston Spa, NY1,419157599756
      Rich Hill, MO1,418000
      McConnellstown, PA1,420121554675
      Pine Knoll Shores, NC1,420751,5791,654
      Ferndale, CA1,4192931,7612,054
      Source: The Ferndale, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.