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Crime rate in Ferguson, Missouri (MO): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Ferguson, MO compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Ferguson, MO

The 2019 crime rate in Ferguson, MO is 458 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.7 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 94.3% U.S. cities. The 2019 Ferguson crime rate rose by 12% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 4 - an increase of 2 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Ferguson has seen decreasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Ferguson, MO is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Ferguson:

457.5
Cool Valley:

408.6
Kinloch:

2,103.7
Dellwood:

359.3
Calverton Park:

708.4
Berkeley:

530.2
Normandy:

201.4
Country Club Hills:

492.5
Pasadena Park:

137.6
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Ferguson by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(4.7)
1
(4.8)
3
(14.4)
0
(0.0)
5
(23.5)
2
(9.4)
2
(9.5)
2
(9.5)
5
(23.7)
9
(42.8)
11
(52.9)
2
(9.7)
4
(19.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
9
(42.6)
7
(33.4)
3
(14.4)
4
(19.4)
6
(28.2)
3
(14.1)
3
(14.2)
2
(9.5)
8
(38.0)
7
(33.3)
5
(24.1)
4
(19.4)
10
(48.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
52
(246.0)
68
(324.3)
52
(249.8)
45
(217.8)
45
(211.5)
38
(178.9)
54
(255.7)
51
(241.8)
82
(389.4)
68
(323.3)
65
(312.7)
46
(222.6)
42
(203.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
42
(198.7)
87
(414.9)
55
(264.2)
45
(217.8)
47
(220.9)
37
(174.2)
42
(198.9)
60
(284.5)
95
(451.1)
86
(408.9)
69
(331.9)
77
(372.6)
N/A
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
247
(1,168)
376
(1,793)
302
(1,451)
357
(1,728)
263
(1,236)
247
(1,163)
300
(1,421)
326
(1,546)
366
(1,738)
292
(1,388)
276
(1,328)
149
(721.1)
178
(861.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
766
(3,623)
701
(3,343)
702
(3,373)
647
(3,132)
649
(3,050)
699
(3,291)
749
(3,547)
628
(2,978)
520
(2,469)
684
(3,252)
547
(2,631)
647
(3,131)
694
(3,358)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
195
(922.3)
214
(1,021)
167
(802.3)
117
(566.4)
85
(399.4)
95
(447.3)
77
(364.7)
73
(346.1)
119
(565.1)
115
(546.8)
116
(558.0)
150
(725.9)
129
(624.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(18.9)
1
(4.8)
2
(9.6)
1
(4.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
12
(56.9)
6
(28.5)
1
(4.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A
City-Data.com crime index457.5557.4468.8416.0417.6367.5417.3411.0550.5562.0528.1410.0457.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Ferguson, Missouri as of October 22, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ferguson is 1,105 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Ferguson:

336.3
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Ferguson:

452.2
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Ferguson:

485.0
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Ferguson:

505.7
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Ferguson:

291.6
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Ferguson:

260.5
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Ferguson:

209.5
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Ferguson:

291.4
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Ferguson:

237.2
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Ferguson:

300.3
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Ferguson:

412.6
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Ferguson:

274.3
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2005
Ferguson:

272.3
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Ferguson:

188.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Ferguson:

233.4
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Ferguson:

202.4
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Ferguson:

433.8
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Ferguson:

409.7
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Ferguson:

480.8
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Ferguson:

522.3
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Ferguson:

555.8
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Ferguson:

510.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Ferguson:

516.2
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Ferguson:

464.3
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Ferguson:

459.6
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Ferguson:

587.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Ferguson:

579.2
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Ferguson:

678.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Ferguson:

553.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2005
Ferguson:

481.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Ferguson:

458.3
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Ferguson:

497.2
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Ferguson:

505.9
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 48 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
Missouri average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 49 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Missouri average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 47 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
Missouri average:

2.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 58 (47 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
Missouri average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 65 (54 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.56
Missouri average:

2.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 63 (54 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.54
Missouri average:

2.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 61 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.52
Missouri average:

2.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 59 (50 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.40
Missouri average:

2.65

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 58 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.48
Missouri average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 63 (54 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.55
Missouri average:

2.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 60 (51 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.28
Missouri average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 61 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
Missouri average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 64 (51 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.28
Missouri average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 62 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
Missouri average:

2.35

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Ferguson, MO
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 63031.