The city of Kinston, with a total population of 539, experienced 88 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 519.48 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 64.11% difference making Kinston higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 2 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Kinston also handled 26 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Elba and Enterprise, Kinston is a more dangerous place to live.
The city of Kinston experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Kinston totaled 2 violent crimes and 26 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Kinston experienced 19 violent crimes. Of those, another 2 were for legacy rape, 2 were for robbery, and 15 were for aggravated assault.