Reported Annual Crime In Kinston

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKinston/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,553n/a (estimate)7,3023,1102,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKinston/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a9.46.75.3
Rape8n/a37.628.140.4
Robbery37n/a174.092.0102.8
Assault210n/a987.4245.5248.5
Violent crime257n/a (estimate)1,208372386
Burglary326n/a1,532.8710.4468.9
Theft938n/a4,410.41,876.21,745.0
Vehicle theft32n/a150.5150.8236.9
Property crime1,296n/a (estimate)6,0942,7382,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Kinston, NC. The total number of reported crimes in Kinston, NC is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Kinston, NC crime rate is 135% higher than the North Carolina average and is 157% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Kinston, NC has a violent crime rate that is 225% higher than the North Carolina average and 213% higher than the national average. For property crime, Kinston, NC is 123% higher than the North Carolina average and 149% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Grifton, NC2,6081881,3811,569
La Grange, NC2,8562081,5331,741
Maury, NC1,2282091,5371,746
Snow Hill, NC1,8781913,3763,567
Seven Springs, NC1184393,2303,669
Hookerton, NC3914773,5103,986
Jackson Heights, NC8375093,7474,256
Kinston, NC21,5891,2086,0947,302

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Kinston is 157% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 20.01 daily crimes that occur in Kinston.
  • Kinston is safer than 1% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Kinston you have a 1 in 14 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Kinston has increased by 72%.

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Daily Crime In Kinston (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Kinston, NC on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of North Carolina. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Kinston, NC (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to North Carolina state wide, are 2.35 times more than the state average and 2.57 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Kinston, NC on a daily bases are 3.25 times more than than North Carolina average and 3.13 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Kinston, NC are 2.23 times more than the daily state average and 2.49 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Kinston (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Kinston, NC compared to every other city in North Carolina as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Kinston, NC ranks safer than 1% of every city located within North Carolina along with 1% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in North Carolina and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Kinston, NC. As a result, Kinston, NC is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Kinston

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Kinston is 1 in 83
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Kinston is 1 in 17
The chance of being a victim of crime in Kinston is 1 in 14
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Kinston, NC? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Kinston, NC, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 83. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 17 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Kinston, NC is 1 in 14.

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

Determining whether Kinston, NC is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Kinston, NC has increased by 153% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 61% year over year. Total crimes for Kinston, NC has increased by 72% in the same time frame.

Kinston police department

ItemKinstonNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7814,511556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.64.83.3
There are a total of 78 Kinston police officers. This results in 3.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 25.2% less than the North Carolina average and 9.3% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in North Carolina

StateTotal offendersNorth Carolina /100KNational /100K
North Carolina21,070256222
There are a total of 21,070 sex offenders in North Carolina. This yields a total of 256 sex offenders in North Carolina per 100,000 residents which is 15% greater than the national average.

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Bay Point, CA21,5866994,0124,711
Sunny Isles Beach, FL21,5831071,5641,672
Clarksville, IN21,5795395,4375,976
Ramona, CA21,5785092,9193,428
Stoneham, MA21,6111411,0981,238
Kinston, NC21,5891,2086,0947,302
Source: The Kinston, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.