The alleged incident occurred on Sunday, June 2nd.

The City of Kingston Police Department (KPD) is currently investigating a homicide that reportedly happened sometime Sunday, June 2nd in the area of Meade Street according to a post on the department's Facebook page.

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Homicide in Kingston, New York

KPD didn't share any details as this is still an active investigation that is being handled by numerous law enforcement agencies including the Town of Ulster Police Department, New York State Police, the Ulster County District Attorney's Office, Ulster County Sherriff's Office and The Ulster County Medical Examiners Office. Witnesses in the Meade Street Area of Kingston have said that police have had the street taped off for hours as they conducted their investigation.

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Police did say there is no threat to the public at this time and they expect to release more information soon. Until more information becomes available authorities are asking the public to refrain from speculating on social media as this appears to be an extremely sensitive situation. When more information becomes available we will update this article.

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Crime Rate in Kingston, New York

As we approach the halfway mark of 2024 the folks at Best Places have released the updated crime rate numbers for Kingston, NY. The numbers are based on FBI data ranging from 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime) and is broken down into two categories including violent crime which is composed of four offenses, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Property crime includes burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

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So far in 2024 Kingston is above the national average score of 35.4 when it comes to property crime scoring 37.3. On the violent crime side, Kingston scored 22.7 which is the national average for 2024 in the United States.

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