Reported Annual Crime In Meriden

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMeriden/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,655n/a (estimate)2,7851,9982,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMeriden/100k peopleConnecticut/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a3.42.85.3
Rape29n/a48.823.341.7
Robbery58n/a97.678.498.0
Assault134n/a225.5123.4248.9
Violent crime223n/a (estimate)375228394
Burglary277n/a466.2247.8430.4
Theft980n/a1,649.41,318.51,694.4
Vehicle theft175n/a294.5203.7237.4
Property crime1,432n/a (estimate)2,4101,7702,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Meriden, CT. The total number of reported crimes in Meriden, CT is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Meriden, CT crime rate is 39% higher than the Connecticut average and is 1% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Meriden, CT has a violent crime rate that is 65% higher than the Connecticut average and 5% lower than the national average. For property crime, Meriden, CT is 36% higher than the Connecticut average and 2% higher than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Meriden is 1% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.63 daily crimes that occur in Meriden.
  • Meriden is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Meriden you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Meriden has increased by 2%.

Compare Meriden, CT Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Meriden (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Meriden, CT on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Connecticut. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Meriden, CT (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Connecticut state wide, are 1.39 times more than the state average and 1.01 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Meriden, CT on a daily bases are 1.65 times more than than Connecticut average and 1.05 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Meriden, CT are 1.36 times more than the daily state average and 1.02 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Meriden (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Meriden, CT area in comparison to other Connecticut communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Meriden, CT being safer than 13% of cities in Connecticut and 30% of cities across the United States as a whole. 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, CT. In conclusion, Meriden, CT now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Meriden

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Meriden is 1 in 267
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Meriden is 1 in 42
The chance of being a victim of crime in Meriden is 1 in 36
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Meriden, CT? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Meriden, CT, you have a 1 in 267 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 42. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Meriden, CT is 1 in 36.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Meriden, CT is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Meriden, CT has increased by 14%, the amount of property crime in Meriden, CT has increased by 1%, and the total amount of crime in Meriden, CT has increased by 2% year to 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
Connecticut5,691171222
There are a total of 5,691 sex offenders in Connecticut. This yields a total of 171 sex offenders in Connecticut per 100,000 residents which is 23% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Higganum, CT1,74578608687
Durham, CT2,68780621701
Plantsville, CT1,70293721814
Lake Pocotopaug, CT3,415112868980
Portland, CT5,607861,1051,190
Cheshire Village, CT6,1031611,2521,414
Glastonbury Center, CT7,5231651,2821,447
Meriden, CT60,2033752,4102,785

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lake Elsinore, CA60,2302683,2433,511
Palm Harbor, FL60,2363972,4452,842
Cupertino, CA60,2971261,5911,717
Auburn, AL60,3183352,6392,974
Reston, VA60,07096825920
Meriden, CT60,2033752,4102,785
Source: The Meriden, CT crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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