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St. Petersburg or St. Pete is the fourth largest city in Florida with a population of about 250,000. St. Petersburg is connected to the city of Tampa and is popularly known as “The Sunshine City” with an area of nearly 60 square miles.

St. Petersburg is located in a humid subtropical climate with a rainy season from June to September. This season is punctuated by torrential downpours and strong electrical storms and the area can see its fair share of hurricanes and tropical storms. Winters are mild and relatively dryer with considerably lower precipitation levels than in summer months.

The local economy is fueled primarily by tourism, which generates more than $2-billion in annual revenue but other growth industries exist including financial services, manufacturing, medical technologies, information technology, and marine sciences.

The crime rate in St. Petersburg is a mixed bag with average property crime levels and much higher-than-average violent crime levels. Overall, the city’s crime rate is much higher than the national average.
Crime and Fatal Accident Statistics (2008)
Fatal Accidents Cars Involved People Involved Pedestrian Accidents Caused by DUI/DWI Auto Thefts (2007)
34 55 88 19 55 2316
City Driving
Pop increase from commuters Avg. commute time
+2,439 22.9 minutes
Avg. rainfall Avg. Temp (annual)
44.8 inches rain Jan. 61.3F, Aug. 82.7F (73.1F)
Major Highways
  • Driving into St. Petersburg from Tampa is accomplished by crossing Tampa Bay via The Sunshine Skyway bridge. Interstate 275 runs through the city and connects to I-4 and I-75.
  • US-19 connects St. Petersburg to the north.
Total no. of bridges Total length Avg. daily traffic Avg. daily truck traffic
301 26030ft 5838644 296603
  • Albert Whitted Airport
Public Transportation
The city is laid out in a simple to navigate grid pattern. Public bus service is provided by Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority.
Facts and Figures
Population (2009) Male Female Change since 2000 Living/Working Area in Sq. Miles
-1.6% 61,118 59.6
Zip Codes
33701, 33702, 33703, 33704, 33705, 33706, 33707, 33708, 33709, 33710, 33711, 33712, 33713, 33714, 33715, 33716, 33730, 33731, 33732, 33733, 33734, 33736, 33737, 33738, 33740, 33741, 33742, 33743, 33747, 33784, 33728, 33729

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Complaints and Insurance Fraud

Insurance companies usually have processes for customers to report fraud and submit complaints. If your company doesn't have a reporting system or fraud hotline, contact its headquarters.

If you've witnessed or are a victim of insurance fraud in St. Petersburg, you should report it to the following organizations:

  • St. Petersburg Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • Florida Department of Insurance
  • Florida Attorney General
  • Coalition Against Insurance Fraud (CAIF)
  • National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB)