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Crime Report for Meridian,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Meridian, is 3.1 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Meridian Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Meridian, has a violent crime rate of 155 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 267 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Meridian 155
ID 267
National 676

Meridian, is in the 37% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 42% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 37% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Meridian, or said another way, 63% of cities in have crime rates higher than Meridian.


  Review crime rate data for Meridian,

Crime Meridian ID Nation
Violent Crime Total 155.5 267.3 676
Murder / NNH 1.4 0.9 6.5
Forcible Rape 10.1 43.4 31.1
Robbery Rate 18.7 21.4 197.4
Aggravated Assault 125.2 201.5 315
Property Crime Total 1649.7 2700.8 3726.9
Burglary 382.9 506.5 812.3
Larceny Theft 1213.5 2069.6 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 53.3 124.7 382.3
Arson 17.3 19.8 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Meridian, has a property crime rate of 1649.7 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 2700.8 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Meridian 1649.7
ID 2700.8
National 3727



Meridian Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 32
National Percentile Rank - 32