Reported Annual Crime In Meridian

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMeridian/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,047n/a (estimate)5,2003,0492,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMeridian/100k peopleMississippi/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder8n/a20.38.05.3
Rape24n/a61.042.740.4
Robbery128n/a325.280.2102.8
Assault74n/a188.0149.6248.5
Violent crime234n/a (estimate)594281386
Burglary693n/a1,760.5781.4468.9
Theft985n/a2,502.31,842.11,745.0
Vehicle theft135n/a343.0144.7236.9
Property crime1,813n/a (estimate)4,6062,7682,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Meridian, MS. The total number of reported crimes in Meridian, MS 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 Meridian, MS crime rate is 71% higher than the Mississippi average and is 83% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Meridian, MS has a violent crime rate that is 112% higher than the Mississippi average and 54% higher than the national average. For property crime, Meridian, MS is 66% higher than the Mississippi average and 88% higher than the national average.
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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Meridian crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Meridian is 83% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 14.25 daily crimes that occur in Meridian.
  • Meridian is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Meridian you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Meridian has decreased by 12%.

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Daily Crime In Meridian (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Meridian, MS per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Mississippi and on a national scale. In Meridian, MS the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.71 times more than the Mississippi average and 1.83 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Meridian, MS is 2.12 times more than the Mississippi average and 1.54 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Meridian, MS has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.66 times more than the Mississippi average and 1.88 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Meridian (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Meridian, MS compared to other areas of Mississippi, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Meridian, MS safer than 11% when compared to other Mississippi cities, and 10% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Mississippi, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Meridian, MS. At this time, Meridian, MS sees a below 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 169
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Meridian is 1 in 22
The chance of being a victim of crime in Meridian is 1 in 20
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Meridian, MS? 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 Meridian, MS, you have a 1 in 169 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 22. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Meridian, MS is 1 in 20.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Meridian, MS is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Meridian, MS has increased by 16% and the rate of property crime in Meridian, MS has decreased by 15%. The total crime rate in Meridian, MS has decreased by 12% year to year.

Meridian police department

ItemMeridianMississippiNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1254,806558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.03.83.3
There are a total of 125 Meridian police officers. This results in 3.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20.6% less than the Mississippi average and 7% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Mississippi

StateTotal offendersMississippi /100KNational /100K
Mississippi8,337286222
There are a total of 8,337 sex offenders in Mississippi. This yields a total of 286 sex offenders in Mississippi per 100,000 residents which is 29% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Nellieburg, MS1,35569683752
Collinsville, MS1,82087861948
Marion, MS1,58190885975
Enterprise, MS5863153,1183,433
Chunky, MS4403323,2783,609
Toomsuba, MS9424524,4734,926
Meridian, MS40,0945944,6065,200

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Sherman, TX40,1123093,0413,350
Norwich, CT40,0573041,5611,866
Linton Hall, VA40,0261391,1881,327
San Gabriel, CA40,2002411,6141,856
Marana, AZ40,221932,4412,535
Meridian, MS40,0945944,6065,200
Source: The Meridian, MS crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.