The city of Needles, with a total population of 5,011, experienced 633 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 429.06 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 35.54% difference making Needles higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 37 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Needles also handled 178 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Adelanto and Apple Valley, Needles is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Needles experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Needles totaled 37 violent crimes and 178 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Needles experienced 292 violent crimes. Of those, 4 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 1 were for revised rape, another 17 were for legacy rape, 60 were for robbery, and 210 were for aggravated assault.