The 15 Most Sinful Cities in America

People across the United States are very different.

And that means that in cities across America, people indulge in varying vices. From smoking to gambling to drinking to taking in adult entertainment, many of them seem relatively harmless in moderation. But combined with sins like credit card fraud, violent crime, and various addictions, America’s sins cost the country millions.

WalletHub crunched the numbers to identify the most sinful cities in the United States. Let’s take a quick look at the most sinful cities in America and discover their worst offenses. Most people don’t expect to see No. 5 on the list.

15. Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida skyline

Tampa, Florida, USA downtown skyline at dusk.

  • Worst sin: Anger and hatred

Tampa, Florida, starts off the list at 15th place among America’s most sinful cities. WalletHub reports that Tampa’s worst sins fall into the category of anger and hatred. To calculate each city’s score in this category, the publication looked at violent crimes per capita, sex offenders per capita, the bullying rate, hate crimes per capita, and hate groups per capita. Interestingly enough, WalletHub also reports that Tampa earned fourth place on the list of cities with the most adult entertainment establishments per capita.

Next: This southern city’s worst sin? Greed.

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