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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFerris/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime47n/a (estimate)1,6252,7322,324
Violent crime6n/a (estimate)207432370
Vehicle theft5n/a172.8331.2282.7
Property crime41n/a (estimate)1,4172,3001,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Ferris, TX

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Ferris is 30.1% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Ferris, there were 6 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 207 per 100,000 individuals, 43.9% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 41 property crimes, amounting to 1417 per 100,000 residents, 27.5% lower than the U.S. average.

In the latest reported crime year, Ferris recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Ferris?

What do the local residents think about crime in Ferris? Well, based on a recent survey of 18 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 44% of Ferris residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 56% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Ferris a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Ferris is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Ferris has a total crime rate that is 30% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.13 daily crimes (0.02 violent daily crimes and 0.11 daily property crimes) in Ferris.

Has Crime in Ferris Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Ferris. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Ferris has decreased by 13%. Violent crimes have increased by 20%, while property crimes have decreased by 16.3%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Ferris

In Ferris, the poverty rate currently stands at 11.1%, which contrasts with the national average of 15.1%. It's essential to recognize that the economic status of a city's inhabitants could be a pivotal factor influencing crime stats. Communities grappling with high poverty rates and income inequality are often susceptible to elevated crime levels, as some individuals may turn to unlawful activities to fulfill their essential needs. While lower poverty rates could lead to a reduction in Ferris crime rates.

Rising cost of living expenses, including increased housing costs, grocery, utility and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards crime, including theft or burglary, as a means of addressing their financial hardships. Conversely, cities characterized by a lower cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, potentially resulting in a reduced crime rate. In Ferris, the cost of living is 9.89% lower than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

High rent costs can create economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When a significant portion of one's income is spent on housing, there may be less money available for other essential needs such as food, healthcare and education. Economic stress can contribute to desperation and potentially lead individuals to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Average rent rates in Ferris are $1,004, compared to a national average of $949 per month.

Ferris crime map

The Ferris crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Ferris as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Ferris crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Ferris crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Ferris crime rates are 30% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Ferris are 44% lower than the national average
      • In Ferris you have a 1 in 62 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Ferris is safer than 51% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Ferris has decreased by 5%

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        Daily Crime In Ferris (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ferris

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ferris is 1 in 483
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ferris is 1 in 71
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Ferris is 1 in 62

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

        Ferris police department

        Item Ferris Texas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1346,020558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.23.03.3
        There are a total of 13 Ferris police officers. This results in 5.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 71.3% greater than the Texas average and 58.4% greater than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Texas

        State Total offenders Texas /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 95,281 sex offenders in Texas. This yields a total of 443 sex offenders in Texas per 100,000 residents which is 67% greater than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Ovilla, TX4,01069412481
        Oak Leaf, TX1,79384449533
        Combine, TX2,535157835992
        Palmer, TX2,5402399961,235
        Forney, TX23,8711991,1611,360
        Glenn Heights, TX13,2282771,1141,391
        Red Oak, TX13,0102381,2501,488
        Ferris, TX2,8422071,4171,625

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        St. Clair, PA2,8421638611,023
        Somerset, WI2,842137639776
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        Woodbury, TN2,84174663737
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        Ferris, TX2,8422071,4171,625
        Source: The Ferris, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.