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Meridian Crime Rate Report (Mississippi)

Meridian crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 21 years with violent crime increasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Meridian for 2021 is expected to be lower than in 2019.

The city violent crime rate for Meridian in 2019 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 29.36% and the city property crime rate in Meridian was higher than the national property crime rate average by 89.56%.

In 2019 the city violent crime rate in Meridian was higher than the violent crime rate in Mississippi by 76.59% and the city property crime rate in Meridian was higher than the property crime rate in Mississippi by 68.35%.

Property and Violent Crime
Meridian Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
Meridian Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Meridian Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2019 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault79
Arson11
Burglary441
Larceny and Theft904
Motor Vehicle Theft130
Murder and Manslaughter14
Rape16
Robbery72
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)1,717
Property Crime1,475
Violent Crime181
2021 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault80
Arson7
Burglary246
Larceny and Theft858
Motor Vehicle Theft93
Murder and Manslaughter11
Rape12
Robbery70
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)1,436
Property Crime1,194
Violent Crime172

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Meridian Property Crime

Meridian Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Meridian Crime 2019

Meridian Crime 2021

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Meridian Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Meridian Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Meridian, Mississippi crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the Meridian crime report data for 2021 was projected from 21 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2019.

The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.



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