Minnesota, nicknamed the Land of 10,1000 Lakes, has 5,519,952 residents (as of 2016). The capital city is Saint Paul. The capital’s twin city Minneapolis, populated by 382,578, is also the largest city of Minnesota. They both form the largest metropolitan area of the state, with a population of 3,866,768 (as of 2015).
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Bloomington are the three most dangerous cities in Minnesota. Here, the violent crime rate of the city is 285.2 per 100,000 people, while the state indicator is 242.6 per 100,000. It is the 12th lowest rate in the country.
The unemployment rate is at 3.4% and the poverty rate is only 9.3%.
The safest cities are Shoreview and St. Joseph. Overall, Minnesota is one of the safest states in the USA. Capital punishment was abolished in Minnesota in 1911.
Inmate information is offered both by the Minnesota Department of Corrections and the Sheriff’s offices in each county. While the DOC provides an online database where you can search for mugshots, the Sheriff’s office needs to be directly contacted to.
There is also an online searchable database for sex offenders in Minnesota. This list is managed by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.