Is Malta safe?Is Malta safe? While there are problems in every country, I consider Malta a very safe country, and in most cases there's nothing to worry about at all. If you want to have it in numbers - Malta has 0.3 violent crime incidents per 1000 inhabitants. Of course, crimes still do occur. But most street crimes in Malta are non-violent and range from scams to petty theft.
When it comes to driving in Malta, at first glance I would say that it's not safe at all. Mainly for the reason of a huge amount of people driving drunk. Weirdly enough though, this doesn't result in too many major accidents or traffic-related deaths.
In 2017, according to the official crime statistics, theft was the main criminal offense. There were around 900 assaults, mainly during the summer. The highest crime rates are in areas with more tourists - St. Julians, Sliema, Ta' Xbiex, Valletta, Floriana, Saint Paul's Bay, and Mdina. The first three being the areas I frequent.
One could say that the crime rates have been going up during the last three years, but that hasn't changed the overall picture much.