Needles, CA
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Needles, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate of 42 per one thousand residents, Needles has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 24. Within California, more than 90% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Needles.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 4,984, Needles has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Needles does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Needles.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Needles 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 Needles.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Needles 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 Needles; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 199. This equates to a rate of 5 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 Needles 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.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Needles is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Needles, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 27, which is a rate of 37 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Needles has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Needles is one in 217.

Needles Crime Data

 

Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Needles Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

25

185

210

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.02

37.12

42.13

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Needles 5.02
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 199

in Needles

1 in 235

in California

Needles VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 4,984
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 2 4 18
Rate per 1,000 0.20 0.40 0.80 3.61

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

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)

Crime
Needles 37.12
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Needles

1 in 38

in California

Needles Property CRIMES

Population: 4,984
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 80 82 23
Rate per 1,000 16.05 16.45 4.61

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

Needles Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Needles 7
California 90

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