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Most ‘sinful’ cities ranked

So what’s the most sinful city in the nation? WalletHub has released its annual “Most Sinful Cities in America” report, which ranks American cities by their bad behavior, including lust, greed, laziness, vanity, excesses and vices, jealousy, anger and hatred.

Las Vegas, Nevada topped the list again this year, but WalletHub noted that sin infects the entire country. But St. Louis rounded out the top five.

“Las Vegas isn’t the only ‘Sin City’ in America. In other cities, bad things happen and stay there, too,” the site states. “From beer-loving Milwaukee to hedonistic New Orleans, the U.S. is filled with people behaving illicitly. No place is innocent. We all have demons.”

Cities were ranked based on various factors, such as adult entertainment establishments per capita, teen birth rate, casinos per capita, drug overdose deaths, DUI-related fatalities per capita, excessive drinking, share of obese adults, thefts per capita, violent crimes per capita, sex offenders per capita, disconnected youth and debt to income ratio.

182 cities, most of which are the largest in the nation, were analyzed according to these factors, with a score of 100 being the most sinful. Following Las Vegas, which obtained an overall score of 61.32, is Los Angeles, California, followed by New York City, Houston, Texas and St. Louis, Missouri.

READ: WHICH ARE THE MOST DANGEROUS US CITIES?

WalletHub also broke down its list to show the cities that were the most egregious violators of certain categories. St. Louis, Missouri had the most violent crimes per capita, followed by Detroit, Michigan; Baltimore, Maryland; Memphis, Tennessee and Kansas City, Missouri.

Kansasa City, Missouri ranked at 43rd most sinful while other cities in Missouri and Kansas included Wichita, KS at 50; Springfield, MO at 60; and Overland Park, KS at 140.

Rounding out the top ten most sinful cities are Atlanta, Georgia; Miami, Florida; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Chicago, Illinois and Orlando, Florida—all of which obtained 50 percentage points or higher.

 

The survey also found some other interesting info: Four of the five most stingy states on giving to charities were blue states while the top five most charitable were all red states. Springfield Missouri had the most thefts per capita.

Most Sinful Cities in America

CityVice IndexAnger & Hatred RankJealous RankExcesses & Vices RankGreed RankLust

Rank

Vanity RankLazy Rank
1Las Vegas, NV61.3216353351243
2Los Angeles, CA55.0425591551031186
3New York, NY52.91341531591013220
4Houston, TX52.69574288512877
5St. Louis, MO52.34144169293044
6Atlanta, GA52.27312831674747
7Miami, FL51.58944151851754
8Philadelphia, PA51.237531540132627
9Chicago, IL50.98415775846683
10Orlando, FL50.58555216422966
11Denver, CO49.5438711748516114
12Detroit, MI49.47236136251307
13Dallas, TX48.82351185134712119
14North Las Vegas, NV48.141154534574561
15Phoenix, AZ47.9351464512381758
16Tampa, FL47.4410932399391454
17Baltimore, MD46.42145611114146528
18Portland, OR46.30985256181524111
19New Orleans, LA45.981792480188739
20Cleveland, OH45.88233640115314015
21Reno, NV45.85105110262637332
22Cincinnati, OH45.772675292852535
23Washington, DC45.2948666111153160
24Henderson, NV45.0512858105569749
25Pittsburgh, PA44.8315134194910815110
26San Francisco, CA44.52637163991913165
27Charleston, WV44.20133116536712233
28San Antonio, TX44.14110665578101985
29Gulfport, MS43.94851087213315014
30Columbia, SC43.8548335531315017
31San Diego, CA43.8215412213586203166
32Knoxville, TN43.75128271331342167
33Jacksonville, FL43.7060193173263153
34Fort Lauderdale, FL43.58421154160783322
35Baton Rouge, LA43.533102321381094521
36Tucson, AZ43.52203450119574148
37Little Rock, AR43.35622441537110611
38Minneapolis, MN43.2565104134163027146
39Sacramento, CA43.21885110625821890
40Austin, TX42.676787110454911163
41Albuquerque, NM42.617699124645180
42Memphis, TN42.541010701782811118
43Kansas City, MO42.4387224973897126
44Mobile, AL42.3964412014073628
45Indianapolis, IN42.19507810165243560
46Louisville, KY42.1178858131453459
47Seattle, WA42.102143161524820164
48Columbus, OH42.061911628146443874
49Scottsdale, AZ42.0313391142328310121
50Wichita, KS41.69297259464755127
51Nashville, TN41.44718814143364364
52Bakersfield, CA41.131116518112404457
53Richmond, VA41.125413530106513662
54Birmingham, AL40.71274822162796129
55Charleston, SC40.601113343539346105
56Toledo, OH40.2543129231276112110
57Chattanooga, TN40.232440471591198538
58Charlotte, NC40.0512338461254223140
59Tempe, AZ40.001243910171974243
60Springfield, MO39.89622321157874889
61Billings, MT39.61531264238898169
62Fort Worth, TX39.4511814971494132134
63San Bernardino, CA39.3632831183612013619
64Oklahoma City, OK39.283314378152275473
65Akron, OH39.199510529130627731
66Milwaukee, WI39.184011231128687679
67Fort Smith, AR39.087215758532111413
68Spokane, WA39.0710718575013275130
69Colorado Springs, CO38.8837103381119163109
70Fayetteville, NC38.418374121425688104
71Augusta, GA38.41475093172601275
72St. Petersburg, FL38.371178771561269940
73Jackson, MS38.22561061322410416112
74Missoula, MT38.194469273165148173
75Rapid City, SD38.1291561171754142155
76Boston, MA38.074416112823596997
77Providence, RI38.071651246187015324
78Fresno, CA37.921169589108356876
79Tacoma, WA37.9113237544714164123
80Stockton, CA37.8692551006810313551
81Shreveport, LA37.794963641666511326
82Tulsa, OK37.491088136161555275
83Wilmington, DE37.43282037168148128113
84Newark, NJ37.388212516091231686
85Garland, TX37.2173161431294616698
86Salt Lake City, UT37.0779271471775222143
87Irving, TX36.93126171447458147102
88Glendale, AZ36.9114529731221058650
89Vancouver, WA36.851211191089413837101
90Montgomery, AL36.786825741748412516
91Huntington, WV36.683916425538912934
92Aurora, CO36.6011390511314413187
93Buffalo, NY36.4196140711091338330
94Arlington, TX36.41137151407495110118
95Mesa, AZ36.351348984711149055
96Grand Prairie, TX36.34147211257434170100
97Riverside, CA36.2914311479361286068
98Anchorage, AK36.16221019579124109171
99El Paso, TX35.97167159114881610552
100Gilbert, AZ35.9513110948139727196
101Modesto, CA35.93102117126356611294
102Hialeah, FL35.88166121651451461542
103Omaha, NE35.849714549988149158
104Salem, OR35.7012715268191017972
105Chandler, AZ35.641418487901138088
106Raleigh, NC35.49842613612612747142
107Lexington-Fayette, KY35.3530141131719681137
108Rochester, NY35.221061271161441473965
109Huntsville, AL35.17120709611611710269
110Ontario, CA35.05135123102369415741
111Columbus, GA34.9790301031824313384
112Oakland, CA34.9686617395167101144
113Amarillo, TX34.86751321221503992145
114Corpus Christi, TX34.611191281277732155124
115Peoria, AZ34.6013693821377714181
116St. Paul, MN34.601701421532011866149
117Grand Rapids, MI34.545496671819859108
118Pembroke Pines, FL34.481801316711014914923
119Lubbock, TX34.41361303516386108138
120Santa Clarita, CA34.301381001642611678122
121Cheyenne, WY34.154698112151100139107
122Juneau, AK34.0618946553159163131
123Greensboro, NC34.001041116315811584112
124San Jose, CA33.90155761791027628156
125Tallahassee, FL33.82103245316917582132
126Dover, DE33.67804760148143126153
127Long Beach, CA33.43148541681181305791
128Laredo, TX33.2017517392343717749
129Honolulu, HI33.16157170172705370117
130New Haven, CT33.06596112017915717345
131Santa Ana, CA33.03156771412613913899
132Fontana, CA33.00163148903611117246
133Winston-Salem, NC32.9014679809611214682
134Nampa, ID32.86611501075399156128
135Rancho Cucamonga, CA32.80158137156117759678
136Anaheim, CA32.751606015726121123135
137Worcester, MA32.691511691091216113270
138Glendale, CA32.421769917426125100103
139Sioux Falls, SD32.356617513021152115178
140Overland Park, KS32.27741541691517193177
141Casper, WY32.235217198539214395
142Fort Wayne, IN32.21125131621709067120
143Cape Coral, FL32.201794914915510215136
144Huntington Beach, CA32.151538017811316229167
145Des Moines, IA32.1410014412182122124151
146Lincoln, NE31.745816212473155103162
147Durham, NC31.681396813933164140152
148Jersey City, NJ31.63150147175913517156
149Warwick, RI31.39181160765317311863
150Moreno Valley, CA31.281591138612115117861
151Manchester, NH30.759114981154168116154
152Oceanside, CA30.72140115150100158104159
153Madison, WI30.69771659110416991179
154West Valley City, UT30.6811411814853110176136
155Aurora, IL30.681641211158716617493
156Boise, ID30.648115513313515494174
157Norfolk, VA30.63112179414180137133
158Chula Vista, CA30.5016913913888129144148
158Oxnard, CA30.5014212012991140162147
160Garden Grove, CA30.471716717026160159115
161Brownsville, TX30.401621661661075018025
162Port St. Lucie, FL30.311781369914114516537
163Las Cruces, NM30.151299714617523167141
164Fargo, ND30.088717215214174117176
165Santa Rosa, CA30.001611461628117672139
166Bismarck, ND29.979217613783137107157
167Plano, TX29.541722817114715689180
168Lewiston, ME29.28701786953106169150
169Nashua, NH28.829916794120172160161
170Irvine, CA28.4418210718226150120168
171Yonkers, NY28.3915215817713217811942
172Newport News, VA28.3512218011941107145116
173Fremont, CA27.911736218022170164170
174Virginia Beach, VA27.671681821234114258125
175Bridgeport, CT27.6010113815817917717571
176Cedar Rapids, IA26.8613016314517515395172
177Portland, ME26.636916811153179152181
178Chesapeake, VA26.501491811044116313492
179Burlington, VT25.778917411353181179175
180Columbia, MD25.3517764181105180158106
181Pearl City, HI24.5017415117653136181129
182South Burlington, VT21.1914417713153182182182

*No. 1 = Most Sinful

 

 

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