Meriden, CT
Crime Rates


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Meriden, CT crime analytics

The crime rate in Meriden is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 27 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Meriden is 1 in 37. Based on FBI crime data, Meriden is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Connecticut, Meriden has a crime rate that is higher than 92% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Meriden compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Meriden with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Meriden's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Meriden does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Meriden.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Meriden occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Meriden; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 305. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Meriden's rate for property crime is 24 per one thousand population. This makes Meriden a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Meriden is one in 42.

Meriden Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 23% of U.S. Cities

Meriden Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Meriden 3.28
Connecticut 2.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 305

in Meriden

1 in 458

in Connecticut
Population: 59,988
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 30 90 76
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.50 1.50 1.27
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Meriden 24.00
Connecticut 18.12
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 42

in Meriden

1 in 55

in Connecticut
Meriden Property CRIMES
Population: 59,988
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 321 992 127
Rate per 1,000 5.35 16.54 2.12
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Meriden Crimes Per Square Mile

Meriden 68
Connecticut 21