North Carolina, nicknamed the Old North State, holds a population of about 10,146,788 (as of 2016). The largest and the most populous city is Charlotte, which is also known as the third largest banking center in the US, after New York City and San Francisco. The state capital city is Raleigh.
North Carolina has one of the highest poverty rates in the nation, with 16.4% of the families being below the poverty line. The crime rate in this state, which is 347.0 per 100,000 people, is mainly due to the poor economic conditions. Nevertheless, the rate is still the 25th lowest in the US. The most dangerous city of North Carolina is Goldsboro. The violent crime rate of the city is 494.3 per 100,000 people. The city poverty and unemployment rates are also high at 18.0% and at 5.4% accordingly. Some of the safest cities are Pinehurst and Waxhaw. Capital punishment is legal in the state of North Carolina.
Criminal records as well as mugshots are offered online by the North Carolina Department of Corrections.