Meridian climbing list of safest cities in Mississippi

Published: Mar. 23, 2018 at 7:03 PM CDT
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The city of Meridian appears to be getting safer, at least according to one study.

The National Council for Home Safety ranked Meridian as the 16th safest city in Mississippi. In the same study last year, Meridian ranked 19th.

The ranking is based off statistics from the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. Only cities with ten thousand or more people are included.

The study reported there were 234 violent crimes, and 1,813 property crimes last year in Meridian.

The cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes. Those include aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery. Property crimes include burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft.

You can view the study by clicking the link on the right of your screen.