Malden, MO
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Malden, MO crime analytics

Malden has an overall crime rate of 18 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Malden is 1 in 56. How does Malden fare compared to other communities in Missouri of all population sizes? Malden's crime rate is lower than approximately 51% of Missouri communities.

However, when you compare Malden to other communities of similar population, then Malden crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Malden does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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 275. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Malden experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Malden; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 14 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 41% 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 3.64
Missouri 4.97
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 275

in Malden

1 in 201

in Missouri
Population: 4,121
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 0 1 13
Rate per 1,000 0.24 0.00 0.24 3.15
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 14.32
Missouri 28.54
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 70

in Malden

1 in 35

in Missouri
Malden Property CRIMES
Population: 4,121
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 14 45 0
Rate per 1,000 3.40 10.92 0.00
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 10
Missouri 35

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