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Total crime 101%
Violent crime 208%
Property crime 83%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNeedles/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime261n/a (estimate)5,1892,8282,580
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape6n/a119.339.242.6
Robbery2n/a39.8137.386.2
Assault51n/a1,013.9266.5246.8
Violent crime59n/a (estimate)1,173447381
Burglary74n/a1,471.2416.2376.0
Theft99n/a1,968.21,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft29n/a576.5392.4228.9
Property crime202n/a (estimate)4,0162,3802,200

Key findings

  • Needles crime rates are 101% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Needles are 208% higher than the national average
  • In Needles you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Needles is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Needles has increased by 21%

Needles crime map

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The Needles crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Needles as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Needles crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Needles (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Needles, CA per 100,000 people. In Needles, the total number of daily crimes is 1.83 times more than the California average and 2.01 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Needles is 2.62 times more than the California average and 3.08 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Needles has a daily crime rate that is 1.69 times more than the California average and 1.83 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Needles (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Needles in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Needles safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Needles being safer than 3% of cities in California and 3% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Needles. In conclusion, Needles ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Needles

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Needles is 1 in 86
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Needles is 1 in 25
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Needles is 1 in 20
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Needles, California? If you reside in Needles, then there is a 1 in 86 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 25. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 20 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Needles.

      Year Over Year Crime In Needles (per 100,000 people)

      A good indicator of whether Needles is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Needles has increased by 59%, while the property crime rate in Needles has increased by 13% year over year. The number of total crimes in Needles has increased by 21% year over year.

      Needles police department

      ItemNeedlesCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
      California79,891232266
      There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Golden Shores, AZ1,5002321,3061,537
      Mohave Valley, AZ2,8612361,3291,564
      Fort Mohave, AZ14,2305212,9353,456
      Mesquite Creek, AZ4405913,3303,921
      Willow Valley, AZ8446223,5054,127
      Arizona Village, AZ9666693,7714,440
      Needles, CA4,9451,1734,0165,189

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Chester, MD4,9442861,2381,524
      Fairfield, IL4,9444191,6962,115
      Medina, TX4,9474272,4592,886
      Eagar, AZ4,943185779964
      Circle Pines, MN4,9471491,3471,495
      Needles, CA4,9451,1734,0165,189
      Source: The Needles, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.