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Leonid Klein…, Home Buyer in Pittsburgh, PA

"Crime" tab in "Trulia" web site show plenty of asaults, house burglaries, etc, in Meridian. Could, please, somebody from the area comment on this.

Asked by Leonid Kleinman, Pittsburgh, PA Sat Oct 6, 2012

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You can also visit http://www.SpotCrime.com and http://www.CrimeReports.com for in-depth stats.
Chris
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 20, 2014
Leonid, If this helps I have lived in Meridian for 15+ years and rarely do I lock my house not that it would matter since if someone really wants in they will get into any house!
To answer your question more directly, it is an extremely safe area to live. Someone said it is primarily people leave cars unlocked and teenagers being teenagers get bored and do things they shouldn't.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 20, 2014
The city of Meridian is very proactive on minimizing crime in their city.I have sold properties in Meridian, Id. for 15 years and is known for their low crime rate per capita. However, as cities continue to grow, it's just a matter of time before a crime is committed. I think the area to be analyzed is violent crime and sexual predator convictions. A great website is Adacountysheriff.org.

Let me know if you need any more information.

Happy Easter!
Thank you,
Bill Bieker
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 28, 2013
My house is just a few blocks from Meridian and I drive through many times each week. Meridian is a safe, small town 20 minutes from downtown Boise. It is a nice suburb with plenty of shopping and many safe, upscale neighborhoods. Costs are very reasonable. Nobody in this area would say Meridian has a crime problem.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 9, 2013
I agree Amy!
Bill Bieker
Flag Thu Mar 28, 2013
Best way to get a feel of it, is to put your present address where you live on Trulia, click on crime tab and then compare those results with those you see in Meridian. If you live in any city / sub-urbs in US, then you would surely find Meridian to be much lower in crime than your city.....Hope this helps and this is good rule to follow for any search......tk care
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 6, 2013
This makes me laugh. Ive lived in the Boise area 28 years. As a female, Meridian is the least of my worries, I feel sooo safe. Probably the safest place I can think of. Sometimes Im sure some kids vandalize a car or something once in a while but the "CRIME" rate I would assume is very low.... I love Meridian.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 3, 2012
Thanks, Curtis,
I had checked the link you provided.
Numbers, frankly, do not look encouraging.
But everybody, the same as you , are saying that Meridian is very safe area.
Kind of strange, do not think somebody is making them up.
The only thing seems ligical is to come to the area and take a look.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 10, 2012
I took a closer look at some of those numbers. I noticed that in many cases, there would be multiple occurances of the same crime - vandalism, or theft - on the same night. Theft is probably due to the fact that no one locks their car doors...
Flag Thu Oct 11, 2012
Leonid,
I have never looked at the crime tab before because I don't know of anyone who has had a problem. My comment would be that the larger numbers appear to be located in a few areas - especially the downtown & commercial districts. When you move one or two miles out into the residential areas, in most cases you are looking at green.
Because you are concerned, here are links to the sex offender registry: http://www.isp.idaho.gov/sor_id/map_search.html
and info on crime in Idaho:
http://www.isp.idaho.gov/identification/ucr/crimeinidaho2011.html
In 20+ years in Idaho, I have never had cause to be concerned.
~Curtis
Curtis Ellis
Covent Realty Group at Silvercreek
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 9, 2012
Meridian is probably the safest area in the valley. I moved here from Seattle 10 years ago to raise my family here and have not been dissapointed. We have very low crime and I can only think of a few instances of anything significant happening here. Feel free to call if you want to ask me more questions, I would love to help you!

Best regards,

Jeff Stewart
Broker/Owner, Stewart Realty, LLC, Direct: 208-602-1993, Toll Free: 866-787-5445

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 6, 2012
Thanks, Jeff !
I was under ths same impression untill I started checking that "Crime" tab on the houses I am considering to buy. Per that tab - lots of crimes, you can check it yourself.
Flag Sun Oct 7, 2012
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