2017’s most sinful cities

It's that time of year once again when Santa Claus is going through the reels of evidence regarding who has been naughty and who has been nice this year. But take it from the personal finance website, WalletHub instead. Many Americans have been sinful this year in one way or another. Indulgence is something that has become synonymous with being American. From overeating to overspending, sinful behavior seems to be on the incline.


Whether mild or massive, sins are being committed from sea to shining sea. That is why WalletHub has recently released an intriguing report listing 2017's most sinful cities in America. Their team of experts evaluated 180+ U.S. cities and graded them on their levels of the seven sins – anger/hatred, jealousy, excesses/vices, greed, lust, vanity, and laziness. Based on how prevalent these behaviors and attitudes were in these American cities, WalletHub ranked them from most to least sinful.


Some of the specific topics considered include violent crimes per capita, thefts per capita, excessive drinking, charitable donations as a percent of income (or lack thereof), number of "adult entertainment" establishments per capita, number of tanning salons per capita, level of exercise, and so on. After these factors were weighed and measured, WalletHub tallied and reported their findings and results.


The cities ranked as the most sinful (#1 being the most sinful) are:

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