Ferndale, WA
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The crime rate in Ferndale is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 25 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Ferndale is 1 in 41. Based on FBI crime data, Ferndale is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Washington, Ferndale has a crime rate that is higher than 58% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Ferndale to other communities of similar population, then Ferndale crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Ferndale does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Ferndale does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Ferndale.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Ferndale's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Ferndale is one in 765.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Ferndale's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Ferndale a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Ferndale is one in 43.

Ferndale Crime Data

 
Crime Index

27

(100 is safest)


Safer than 27% of U.S. Cities

Ferndale Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

17

304

321

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.31

23.37

24.67

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ferndale 1.31
Washington 2.84
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 765

in Ferndale

1 in 352

in Washington
Ferndale VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 13,010
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 1 14
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.15 0.08 1.08
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ferndale 23.37
Washington 34.64
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in Ferndale

1 in 29

in Washington
Ferndale Property CRIMES
Population: 13,010
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 51 239 14
Rate per 1,000 3.92 18.37 1.08
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Ferndale Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Ferndale 48
Washington 56

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