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Needles Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 417th
  • Violent Crimes: 234th (99th per 100k)
  • Murder: 27th (12th per 100k)
  • Rape: 72nd (99th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 189th (86th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 154th (181st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 352nd (67th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 241st (13th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 346th (194th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 248th (124th per 100k)
  • Arson: 51st (11th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 4,673rd
  • Violent Crimes: 608th (1,248th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (221st per 100k)
  • Rape: 189th (1,026th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 468th (1,221st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 338th (1,101st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,597th (1,480th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 648th (183rd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,462nd (3,423rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 493rd (416th per 100k)
  • Arson: 113th (117th per 100k)

In San Bernardino County (2015)

  • Population: 24th
  • Violent Crimes: 21st (8th per 100k)
  • Murder: 6th (2nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 18th (7th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 21st (7th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 23rd (17th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 24th (6th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 22nd (2nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 24th (13th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 23rd (12th per 100k)
  • Arson: 15th (2nd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 4,984
  • Households: 2,138
  • Median Income: $30,443
  • Land Area: 30.818 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.458 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Needles, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 1
Rape 0 2
Agg. Assault 18 18
Robbery 7 4
Burglary 80 80
Vehicle Thefts 21 23
Arson 3 5

Violent Crimes in Needles, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 1
Rape 2
Aggravated Assault 18
Robbery 4

Property Crimes in Needles, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 80
Larceny 82
Motor Vehicle Theft 23
Arson 5

Rape in Needles, CA

Year Rape
2006 5
2008 0
2009 2
2010 0
2011 0
2012 6
2013 1
2014 0
2015 2

Agg. Assault in Needles, CA

Year Agg. Assault
2006 61
2008 14
2009 21
2010 16
2011 9
2012 11
2013 8
2014 18
2015 18

California Criminal Statistics:


As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Needles, CA included 25 violent crimes and 185 property crimes. The 25 violent crimes included: 1 murder, 18 aggravated assaults, 2 forcible rapes, and 4 robberies. The 185 property crimes included: 23 motor vehicle thefts, 80 burglaries, 5 counts of arson, and 82 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Needles, CA which fell outside of the major crime category; these crimes are generally charged as misdemeanors. It is important to realize that the numbers above reflect the reported crime rate, not the actual crime rate. Depending on the crime, there can be a huge disparity between the actual crime rate and the reporting rate.

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 153709 166883
Murder 1699 1861
Rape 19925 22198
Agg. Assault 91803 99349
Robbery 48680 52862
Property Crimes 947192 1024914
Burglary 202670 197404
Larceny 592670 656517
Vehicle Thefts 151852 170993
Arson 0 0

Looking for information on a specific individual in Needles, CA? BeenVerified can help you locate background check and criminal records for individuals living in Needles or in the greater Needles, CA metropolitan area. These records can help you determine if someone has been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a crime. However, it is important to realize that the absence of a criminal record is no guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior.

Most major metropolitan areas include suburbs and surrounding areas. Crimes in those areas may not be charged in the city, but in the surrounding county or state. Therefore, it may be important to look at statewide crime statistics.


Rape in the state of California

Year Rape
2006 9212
2007 9013
2008 8903
2009 8713
2010 8331
2011 7663
2012 7837
2013 17178
2014 19925
2015 22198

You may also want to look at crime trends to compare a city to the state or the country, as a whole. To do this, you do not look at the overall number of crimes, but at the crime rate. It is also helpful to look at crime rates over time to determine whether a city or state is experiencing a growth in crime compared to the country, as a whole. Conventionally, the crime rate is reported as incidents per 1,000 people.

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