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These are 2016’s Most and Least Sinful Cities in America

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The holiday season is among us and one of the things it is known for is over indulgence like opulent spending, overeating, and coveting earthly possessions.

Some may see signs of the seven deadly sins often this time of year. Personal finance website Wallet Hub 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. 

Here is the breakdown of the most and least sinful cities according to its data:

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Most vs. Least Sinful

Wrath

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.

Greed and Envy

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.

Gluttony

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.

Lust

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.

Pride

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.

Sloth

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, please visit Wallet Hub here.

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