Nevada, officially nicknamed the Silver State, is the world’s fourth largest producer of gold. The population totals to 2,940,058 (as of 2016). Las Vegas is the largest city of the state, with about 583,756 residents. The capital of the state is Carson City, which is one of the two independent cities serving as a state capital.
Nevada is also known as the Battle Born State, because it achieved statehood while in the Civil War.
Nevada is famous for its libertarian laws (legalized gambling as well as lenient marriage and divorce) and is the only US state, where prostitution is legal. Capital punishment is also legal in Nevada. The state violent crime rate is the second highest in the country, which is 695.9 per 100,000 residents.
Las Vegas, Henderson and Paradise are the most dangerous cities of Nevada. The city crime rate of 815.0 per 100,000 people is also very high. The poverty rate is 15.1%,, while the unemployment rate is at 4.9%. Las Vegas is a touristic destination, that’s why tourists are generally targeted by criminals. As of 2015, 273 robberies were recorded per 100,000 people in the Las Vegas metro area.
Boulder City and Mesquite are the two safest cities in Nevada.
All records concerning inmate data and mugshots are handled by the Nevada Department of Corrections through an online searchable database.
The County Sheriff’s offices also provide criminal records on inmates, some of that information is online, and depending on the county office.