Maryland, nicknamed the Old Line State, boasts with a population of 6,016,447 (as of 2016). While Maryland is one of the smallest states by area, the capital Annapolis is the smallest capital in the country. Despite this, Maryland is one of the most densely populated states in the US. Baltimore is the largest city.
Baltimore’s capitol building is the oldest in the country that is currently in use.
Maryland’s most dangerous cities are Baltimore, Columbia and Towson. The violent crime rate here is at 624.7 per 100,000 residents. The same indicator for the state is at 457.2 per 100,000 people, which is the 2nd highest in the country. Capital punishment was abolished in Maryland in 2013.
In 2015, half of the murders in the state were reported in the Baltimore area, which makes it the most dangerous place in Maryland. The causes behind these high crime rates are drugs, the death of Freddie Gray at the time of remaining in police custody, and other triggers.
The unemployment rate is 4.5% (5.5% for the state) and the poverty rate is only 10.6%.
The safest cities you can visit are Ocean Pines and Glenarden.
Inmate information and mugshots are handled by the Maryland Department of Correction that also offers an online database, where you can find the facility the inmate is incarcerated. The same information is also provided by the County Sheriff’s offices, but will have to be requested by phone, mail, or in person.
The regular sex offender registry is also available online.