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Kinston ranked as the most dangerous city in the Tar Heel State with 21,635 residents and 391 violent crimes in 2014. Lumberton and Henderson, which have between 15,000 and 20,000 people, are also in the Top 5. However, Lumberton ranks higher if you consider people’s chances of being victims of a property crime.