Personal-finance website WalletHub releases report on 2016’s Most Sinful Cities

The personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2016’s Most Sinful Cities.

To determine the darkest places in America, WalletHub’s data crunchers compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities based on seven key vices: Anger & Hatred, Jealousy, Excesses & Vices, Avarice, Lust, Vanity and Laziness.

Most Sinful Cities Least Sinful Cities
1 Las Vegas, NV 141 Santa Clarita, CA
2 St. Louis, MO 142 Glendale, CA
3 Cincinnati, OH 143 Irvine, CA
4 Orlando, FL 144 Santa Ana, CA
5 Springfield, MO 145 Garden Grove, CA
6 Miami, FL 146 Chula Vista, CA
7 Richmond, VA 147 Brownsville, TX
8 Baton Rouge, LA 148 Yonkers, NY
9 Pittsburgh, PA 149 Fremont, CA
10 New Orleans, LA 150 San Jose, CA

Most vs. Least Sinful

  • St. Louis has the highest violent crime rate per 1,000 residents, 18.17, which is 33 times higher than in Irvine, California, the city with the lowest at 0.56.
  • Salt Lake City has the most thefts per 1,000 residents, 95.75, which is 8.2 times more than in Yonkers, New York, the city with the fewest at 11.74.
  • Mobile, Ala., has the highest share of obese adults, 36.1 percent, which is 2.4 times higher than in San Francisco, the city with the lowest at 14.8 percent.
  • St. Louis has the highest share of adult smokers, 25.5 percent, which is 2.8 times higher than in San Jose, California, the city with the lowest at 9.0 percent.
  • Las Vegas has the most adult entertainment establishments per 100,000 residents, 32.54, which is 92 times more than in Plano, Texas, the city with the fewest at 0.35.
  • Scottsdale, Arizona, has the most plastic surgeons per 100,000 residents, 46.44, which is 131 times more than in Newark, New Jersey, the city with the fewest at 0.35.
  • Jackson, Miss., has the highest share of physically inactive residents, 28.8 percent, which is 2.3 times higher than in Denver, the city with the lowest at 12.3 percent.

For the full report and to see where your city ranks, visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/most-sinful-cities-in-america/29846/

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