With holiday indulgence in full gear, 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, Calif., 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, N.Y., 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, Calif., 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, Ariz., has the most plastic surgeons per 100,000 residents, 46.44, which is 131 times more than in Newark, N.J., 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.
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