Meridian, ID
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Meridian, ID crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

Meridian has an overall crime rate of 13 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Meridian is 1 in 79. How does Meridian fare compared to other communities in Idaho of all population sizes? Meridian's crime rate is lower than approximately 48% of Idaho communities.

However, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Meridian, and we found that the crime rate in Meridian is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Meridian is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Meridian 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 Meridian.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Meridian's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Meridian is one in 935.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Meridian; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 12 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Meridian Crime Data

 

Crime Index

59

(100 is safest)


Safer than 59% of U.S. Cities

Meridian Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

97

1,055

1,152

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.07

11.63

12.70

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Meridian 1.07
Idaho 2.16

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 935

in Meridian

1 in 464

in Idaho

Meridian VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 90,739
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 17 10 69
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.19 0.11 0.76

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

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)

Crime
Meridian 11.63
Idaho 17.44

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 86

in Meridian

1 in 57

in Idaho

Meridian Property CRIMES

Population: 90,739
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 168 852 35
Rate per 1,000 1.85 9.39 0.39

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

Meridian Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Meridian 43
Idaho 25