Florida, also known as the Sunshine State, has a population of 20,612,439 (as of 2016). While Tallahassee is the capital city of the state, the largest city is Jacksonville, with a population of 821,784. The largest metropolitan area that boasts with a population of 6,066,387 (as of 2016) is Miami.
Florida is the only US state that does not impose a personal income tax.
The capital city Tallahassee is also the most dangerous city in the state, where the city violent crime rate is at 767.1 per 100,000. The same rate statewide is 461.9 per 100,000 residents, which is the 11th highest indicator in the country.
In 2009, Florida was considered the 5th most dangerous state in the country. The ranking decision was based on the data of reported crimes collected throughout the previous year. Florida was also ranked the 6th highest scammed state and the first state with the most mortgage fraud in 2009 and 2010 consequently.
Florida is one of the 7 states where carrying a handgun openly in public is prohibited. Capital punishment is legal in the state of Florida.
The recorded rate of poverty in Tallahassee is 22.4%, while the city unemployment rate is 4.4%.
Information and mugshots of the prison inmates in Florida can be searched in the database maintained by the Florida Department of Corrections. The same information can also be acquired by calling the County Sheriff’s office.
The registry of sex offenders and predators is a part of the online database managed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.