The city of Meridian, with a total population of 38,778, experienced 6,106 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 437.36 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 38.17% difference making Meridian higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 194 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Meridian also handled 1,502 arrests for property crimes during 2017.
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The city of Meridian experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Meridian totaled 194 violent crimes and 1,502 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Meridian experienced 2,463 violent crimes. Of those, 67 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, another 317 were for legacy rape, 1,194 were for robbery, and 885 were for aggravated assault.
It is situated in Lauderdale county, Mississippi with a total number of 118 employees - 12 female, 82 male officers and 24 civilians. Meridian PD ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is MS0380100, it belongs to the East South Central division in the South region with a region code of Region III.