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Crime rate in Meridian, Idaho (ID): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Meridian, ID compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Meridian, ID

The 2018 crime rate in Meridian, ID is 116 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.4 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 44.3% U.S. cities. The 2018 Meridian crime rate fell by 9% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Meridian has seen rise of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Meridian, ID is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Meridian:

116.3
Garden City:

341.1
Boise:

197.4
Nampa:

243.3
Middleton:

76.4
Caldwell:

185.4
Emmett:

101.4
Wilder:

44.6
Homedale:

214.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Meridian by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(2.2)
1
(1.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(4.1)
2
(2.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(2.3)
1
(1.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(1.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
12
(26.0)
14
(26.1)
26
(40.4)
7
(10.1)
21
(29.3)
17
(23.4)
19
(25.0)
13
(16.8)
33
(40.2)
19
(22.2)
17
(18.7)
24
(25.5)
46
(46.4)
42
(40.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(15.2)
9
(16.8)
8
(12.4)
13
(18.7)
14
(19.6)
11
(15.1)
3
(4.0)
9
(11.6)
5
(6.1)
1
(1.2)
10
(11.0)
5
(5.3)
11
(11.1)
14
(13.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
67
(145.3)
85
(158.6)
84
(130.6)
87
(125.2)
80
(111.8)
77
(105.9)
84
(110.6)
70
(90.6)
77
(93.8)
47
(54.8)
69
(75.8)
76
(80.8)
92
(92.7)
107
(103.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
254
(550.8)
270
(503.7)
189
(294.0)
266
(382.9)
227
(317.1)
197
(271.0)
156
(205.5)
220
(284.7)
193
(235.2)
189
(220.5)
168
(184.5)
225
(239.1)
216
(217.7)
171
(164.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
931
(2,019)
934
(1,742)
897
(1,395)
843
(1,214)
764
(1,067)
952
(1,310)
863
(1,137)
990
(1,281)
812
(989.5)
969
(1,130)
852
(935.5)
1,166
(1,239)
1,218
(1,227)
1,041
(1,003)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
68
(147.4)
79
(147.4)
67
(104.2)
37
(53.3)
20
(27.9)
36
(49.5)
30
(39.5)
20
(25.9)
25
(30.5)
29
(33.8)
35
(38.4)
66
(70.1)
55
(55.4)
48
(46.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
10
(21.7)
16
(29.8)
17
(26.4)
12
(17.3)
8
(11.2)
6
(8.3)
9
(11.9)
13
(16.8)
17
(20.7)
12
(14.0)
9
(9.9)
9
(9.6)
8
(8.1)
10
(9.6)
City-Data.com crime index189.9178.1146.9121.2118.8128.0111.6108.3111.297.189.0110.0127.7116.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Idaho and other state lists, there were 307 registered sex offenders living in Meridian, Idaho as of July 12, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Meridian is 300 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Meridian:

102.6
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Meridian:

98.2
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Meridian:

68.5
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Meridian:

64.2
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Meridian:

54.8
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Meridian:

90.2
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Meridian:

67.9
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Meridian:

87.6
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Meridian:

92.2
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Meridian:

95.0
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Meridian:

84.9
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Meridian:

112.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Meridian:

117.5
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Meridian:

110.6
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Meridian:

135.6
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Meridian:

100.5
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Meridian:

49.3
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Meridian:

90.1
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Meridian:

113.2
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Meridian:

120.3
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Meridian:

89.4
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Meridian:

105.7
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Meridian:

101.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Meridian:

124.9
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Meridian:

103.9
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Meridian:

127.1
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Meridian:

121.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Meridian:

145.3
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Meridian:

144.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Meridian:

210.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Meridian:

233.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Meridian:

226.8
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Meridian:

240.4
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Meridian:

221.9
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 135 (105 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.01
Idaho average:

1.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 123 (98 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.99
Idaho average:

1.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 115 (92 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.98
Idaho average:

1.81

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 112 (90 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.99
Idaho average:

1.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 110 (88 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.03
Idaho average:

1.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 106 (83 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.01
Idaho average:

1.81

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 111 (86 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.11
Idaho average:

1.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 106 (84 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.11
Idaho average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 102 (79 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.09
Idaho average:

1.91

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 101 (78 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.09
Idaho average:

1.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 92 (71 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.02
Idaho average:

1.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 89 (70 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.09
Idaho average:

1.91

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 82 (68 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Idaho average:

1.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 74 (61 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Idaho average:

1.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 71 (57 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Idaho average:

1.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 58 (47 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Idaho average:

1.80

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Meridian, ID
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 83642.