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Total crime 47%
Violent crime 58%
Property crime 45%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMeridian/100k peopleIdaho/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,425n/a (estimate)1,3731,6892,580
Murder2n/a1.92.05.0
Rape42n/a40.545.142.6
Robbery14n/a13.511.486.2
Assault107n/a103.1168.6246.8
Violent crime165n/a (estimate)159227381
Burglary171n/a164.8281.6376.0
Theft1,041n/a1,003.11,067.81,594.6
Vehicle theft48n/a46.3112.0228.9
Property crime1,260n/a (estimate)1,2141,4612,200

Key findings

  • Meridian crime rates are 47% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Meridian are 58% lower than the national average
  • In Meridian you have a 1 in 73 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Meridian is safer than 64% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Meridian has decreased by 17%

Meridian crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Meridian (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Meridian, ID per 100,000 people. In Meridian, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.23 times less than the Idaho average and 1.88 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Meridian is 1.43 times less than the Idaho average and 2.39 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Meridian has a daily crime rate that is 1.20 times less than the Idaho average and 1.81 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Meridian (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Meridian, Idaho compared to other areas of Idaho, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Meridian safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Meridian is safer than 56% of Idaho cities, and 64% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Idaho, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Meridian. At this time, Meridian sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Meridian

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Meridian is 1 in 629
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Meridian is 1 in 83
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Meridian is 1 in 73
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Meridian? If you reside in Meridian, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 629. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 83 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Meridian, is 1 in 73.

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

      Determining whether Meridian is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Meridian violent crime rates have increased by 42%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 22% year over year. Total crimes for Meridian has decreased by 17% in the same time frame.

      Meridian police department

      ItemMeridianIdahoNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1111,868558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.42.43.3
      There are a total of 111 Meridian police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 41.1% less than the Idaho average and 55.8% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Idaho

      StateTotal offendersIdaho /100KNational /100K
      Idaho4,932333266
      There are a total of 4,932 sex offenders in Idaho. This yields a total of 333 sex offenders in Idaho per 100,000 residents which is 25% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hidden Springs, ID2,47436229265
      Middleton, ID6,416142451593
      Eagle, ID22,71195614709
      Star, ID7,2551561,0051,162
      Kuna, ID17,0152701,7352,005
      Boise, ID218,6772772,0182,295
      Caldwell, ID50,2883272,1492,476
      Meridian, ID88,2471591,2141,373

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Newton, MA88,31765703768
      Waukegan, IL88,159406338744
      Edmond, OK88,3421361,5221,658
      San Tan Valley, AZ88,5076213,5004,121
      Toms River, NJ88,537601,4291,488
      Meridian, ID88,2471591,2141,373
      Source: The Meridian, ID crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.