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Total crime 1%
Violent crime 34%
Property crime 8%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMeriden/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,405n/a (estimate)2,3721,7472,346
Murder4n/a6.83.96.5
Rape24n/a40.516.738.4
Robbery39n/a65.857.273.9
Assault84n/a141.8103.8279.7
Violent crime151n/a (estimate)255182388
Burglary142n/a239.7187.1314.2
Theft927n/a1,564.91,141.21,398.0
Vehicle theft185n/a312.3236.8246.0
Property crime1,254n/a (estimate)2,1171,5651,958

Key findings

  • Meriden crime rates are 1% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Meriden are 34% lower than the national average
  • In Meriden you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Meriden is safer than 38% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Meriden has increased by 20%

Meriden crime map

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The Meriden crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Meriden 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 Meriden crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Meriden (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Meriden on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Connecticut and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Meriden (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Connecticut, are 1.36 times more than the state average and 1.01 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Meriden on a daily basis are 1.40 times more than than Connecticut average and 1.52 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Meriden are 1.35 times more than the daily state average and 1.08 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Meriden (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Meriden in comparison to other Connecticut communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Meriden safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Meriden being safer than 20% of cities in Connecticut and 38% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Connecticut cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Meriden. In conclusion, Meriden ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Meriden

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Meriden is 1 in 393
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Meriden is 1 in 48
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Meriden is 1 in 43
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Meriden? In Meriden, you have a 1 in 393 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 48. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Meriden, CT is 1 in 43.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Meriden, Connecticut (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Meriden has decreased by 3%, the amount of property crime in Meriden has increased by 23%, and the total amount of crime in Meriden has increased by 20% year over year.

      Meriden police department

      ItemMeridenConnecticutNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1305,593558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.63.3
      There are a total of 130 Meriden police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 18% less than the Connecticut average and 34.4% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Connecticut

      StateTotal offendersConnecticut /100KNational /100K
      Connecticut6,088184266
      There are a total of 6,088 sex offenders in Connecticut. This yields a total of 184 sex offenders in Connecticut per 100,000 residents which is 31% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Higganum, CT1,74563538600
      Durham, CT2,68764549613
      Plantsville, CT1,70274638712
      Portland, CT5,60754714768
      Lake Pocotopaug, CT3,41589768857
      Thomaston, CT1,803671,0801,147
      Cheshire Village, CT6,1031291,1071,236
      Meriden, CT60,2032552,1172,372

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      Lake Elsinore, CA60,2302792,3122,591
      Palm Harbor, FL60,2363741,7222,096
      Cupertino, CA60,2971161,3991,515
      Auburn, AL60,3183662,1292,494
      Reston, VA60,07096670766
      Meriden, CT60,2032552,1172,372
      Source: The Meriden, CT crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.