Meridian, ID Arrest Records

Meridian, ID is among the safest cities in the USA with 1.12 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 23rd safest city in Idaho among the 61 cities.
Meridian, ID property crime has lower rate than the national average of 28.42, with 15.48 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 1,166 larceny theft related arrests that increased by 36.85% compared to 2015.

Meridian Crime Rate

Total arrests in Meridian 2016 increased by 35.59% compared to 2015 and has lower crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes increased from 97 to 105 while non-violent crime increased by 38.1% from 1,055 to 1,457.

5 Crimes In Meridian, ID in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 1,166
Burglary 225
Aggravated assault 76
Motor vehicle theft 66
Legacy rape 24

Other Cities in Idaho with the Most Arrests

Among the 61 cities in state the most dangerous is Boise with 657 violent crimes that’s 24.55% of total of 2,676. Ponderay has the highest number of records per 1,000 people that is above the state average of 26 and higher than national average of 33.

City Arrests
Ponderay 128.30
Cascade 53.13
Garden City 43.20
Lewiston 42.12
Osburn 37.92

Safest Cities in Idaho

Are you planning a move to Idaho? Here are the safest cities in Idaho with the lowest arrest rates. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Meridian is 1 out of 371 up by 0.05% compared to previous year. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Rexburg and the safest city to encounter a property crime is in Cottonwood.

City Arrests
Cottonwood 3.24
Sun Valley 3.51
Pinehurst 4.45
Rexburg 7.04
Hailey 7.71

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Meridian increased by 8.25% from 2015 and decreased by 2.78% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 108 to 105. In 2016 violent crime rate in Meridian was 76.23% lower than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.112%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Meridian increased by 38.1% from 2015 and increased by 38.89% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 1,049 to 1,457. In 2016 property crime rate in Meridian was 45.53% lower than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 1.548%.

How Meridian stands up against other cities

Meridian vs. Nampa

You’ll be in more safety in Meridian compared to Nampa that had 95.86% higher crime rate compared to Meridian according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 0.8075 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and lower than average 2.3820 in Nampa city.
Arson rates of 0.0956 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.1465 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.1639 in Nampa.

Meridian vs. Idaho Falls

You’ll be in more safety in Meridian compared to Idaho Falls that had 63.73% higher crime rate compared to Meridian according to the FBI.
Murder rates of 0.0000 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0614 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.0168 in Idaho Falls city.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 0.7013 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and lower than average 1.5600 in Idaho Falls.

Names with the most arrests in Meridian

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 37.36% are people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Meridian is 0.5% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 4.55 daily crimes that occur in Meridian.
  • Meridian is safer than Nampa.
  • In Meridian you have a 1 in 60 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Meridian have increased by 35.59%.