Malvern is a Toronto neighbourhood that is located in the eastern part of the city, in the area formerly known as Scarborough. The area’s boundaries are Finch Avenue in the North, Highway 401 in the south, Markham Road in the east and Morningside Avenue, the Toronto Zoo and Conlins Road in the west. The neighbourhood has the highest concentration of young people in Canada.
Malvern Crime Rates
The neighbourhood of Malvern can be split up into several smaller areas for the purpose of accurately capturing crime statistics. It is, however, important to note that criminals do not stop a arbitrary boundaries. You should take an entire region’s crime statistics to heart when looking into the crime statistics of a neighbourhood. Overall, there is an average amount of crime in Malvern.
In the area north of the CP Toronto train tracks, south of Finch Avenue and between Markham Road and Morningside Avenue, there is an average of 5.72 crimes against people and 11.45 crimes against property per 1000 people living and working in the region.
South of the train tracks to Sheppard Avenue, in the area bordered by Markham Road in the west and Tapscott Road and Washburn Way in the east, there is an average of 8.6 crimes against people and 10.5 crimes against property. East of Tapscott and Washburn to Neilson Road, there is an average of 9.93 crimes against people and 40.88 crimes against property.
South of Sheppard Avenue to the 401, between Morningside Avenue and Markham Road, there is an average of 4.33 crimes against people and 14.14 crimes against property per 1000.
In the region bordered by the railway tracks, Neilson Road, Morningside Avenue, Mclevin Avenue and Sewells Road, there is an average of 4.26 crimes against people and 7.28 crimes against people. In the area bordered by Mclevin Avenue, Neilson Road, Sheppard Avenue and Brenyon Way, there is an average of 12.22 crimes against people and 15.39 crimes against property. The area bordered by Sewells Road, Brenyon Way, Sheppard Avenue, Morningside Avenue and Mclevin Avenue sees 8.67 crimes against people and 13.47 crimes against property. The region between Sewells Road, Morningside Avenue and Mclevin Avenue has an average of 10.52 crimes against people and 17.25 crimes against property.
East of Morningside Avenue, there is an average of 3.44 crimes against people and 9.71 crimes against property.
In January 2010, a man was shot and killed in a Malvern parking lot. From City TV:
Around midnight, officers received a call for shots fired at 50 Empringham Drive, near Sheppard Avenue and Neilson Road. When they arrived, they found 19-year-old Vincent “Villain” Wright lying in the parking lot with gunshot wounds to the chest. He was rushed to Sunnybrook hospital where, despite paramedics’ best efforts to save him, he was pronounced dead.
In April 2010 a man was stabbed in an apparent “road rage” situation. From the Toronto Sun:
It’s believed the victim, a 35-year-old Scarborough man, and another motorist were driving westbound when one of vehicle “bumped” the other. Words were exchanged and as the victim exited the 401 he was followed by the other driver, police allege. The “yelling” continued as the two motorists travelled north up Neilson Rd.
They both pulled over at Wickson Tr., just north of Sheppard Ave. E., and during the ensuing confrontation the victim was stabbed repeatedly. The other driver fled the scene as the wounded man drove himself to his home nearby. Once there, a family member called 911.
In February 2011, a man was shot and killed near Sheppard Avenue and Neilson Road. From the Toronto Star:
Two men have been charged with first degree murder after a weekend shooting in Malvern that left a 20-year-old man dead. Police and ambulance rushed to the Sheppard Ave. E. and Neilson Rd. area just before midnight Saturday and found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Joel Waldron, 20, was pronounced dead on the scene. Police say two men had approached the victim, then one pulled out a gun and fired at him. They then fled the scene, and were later arrested, police said.
In January 2012 a man was shot and killed near Malvern Town Centre. It was Toronto’s first homicide of 2012. From 680 News:
Toronto has it’s first homicide of the year after a 20-year-old man was shot dead on a street near Malvern Town Centre.
Franklin was pronounced dead on the scene around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday after being shot four times on Hupfield Trail, near Neilson Road and Finch Avenue. There has been no word on any suspects or motive for the shooting.