Malden, MA
Crime Rates


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Malden, MA crime analytics

The crime rate in Malden is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 19 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Malden is 1 in 52. Based on FBI crime data, Malden is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Massachusetts, Malden has a crime rate that is higher than 78% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Malden has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Malden is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Malden does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Malden.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Malden occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Malden; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 258. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Malden; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 15 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Malden Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 38% of U.S. Cities

Malden Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Malden 3.88
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 258

in Malden

1 in 256

in Massachusetts
Population: 61,068
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 10 55 171
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.16 0.90 2.80
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Malden 15.31
Massachusetts 16.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 65

in Malden

1 in 59

in Massachusetts
Malden Property CRIMES
Population: 61,068
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 141 692 102
Rate per 1,000 2.31 11.33 1.67
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Malden Crimes Per Square Mile

Malden 231
Massachusetts 27