The website WalletHub has come up with their list of America’s most “sinful” cities. Factoring in such measures as violent crime, excessive drinking and adult entertainment establishments, they ranked cities “across 39 key indicators of evil deeds,” ranking each city under such bad behavior categories as anger, hatred, greed, jealousy, excesses, lust, vanity and laziness. Among the 182 U.S. cities ranked from Los Angeles County are Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale, and Santa Clarita.
As many may guess, Las Vegas, Nevada, ranked “most sinful” in the nation. Los Angeles, however, followed in second place. L.A. even ranked first under the categories of “lust” (likely due to its high per capita number of adult entertainment establishments) and “vanity”, that seemed to make the city so highly sinful. Lest any of America’s other largest cities, though, feel too righteous, most of these also ranked fairly high under one or more sinful traits. California sister cities San Francisco and San Diego (both also suffering from high lust and vanity) ranked in the upper quarter of the list. As for Long Beach, also seemingly beset by lust and vanity, it ranked about midway down the list. Santa Clarita ranked in the lower half of the list (worse sin being greed) and Glendale in the lower quarter (worst sin being vanity).