When one thinks about cities full of sin, it probably comes as no surprise that Las Vegas immediately comes to mind. After all, one of the city’s long-time nicknames in “Sin City.” And with a moniker like that, a place is pretty much stating its purpose right up front.
But, where do some of the Bay Area’s cities rank when it comes to what many might call sinful experiences?
According to a study by personal finance site WalletHub, residents of the Bay Area, on the whole, live in a region when traditional sin-style activities like excessive drinking, smoking, visiting adult entertainment businesses and even going to tanning salons fall pretty low on the list of everyday things to do. WalletHub studied 182 U.S. cities, including the 150 most-populous cities in the country, and found that the Bay Area has a ways to go to catch up with some of the sinful stuff that is going on in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and St. Louis–the top three cities in terms of sin in WalletHub’s study.
San Francisco claimed the highest spot for Bay Area cities, coming in 17th place. Oakland is the next-highest regional city for sin, at No. 77, San Jose comes in 133rd place and Fremont ranks 170th, to make it the lowest-ranking California city on the list.
The categories WalletHub used in its rankings included:
–Anger and hatred, which includes violent crimes per 1,000 residents, sex crimes per capita and deaths due to firearms per 100,000 residents.
–Jealousy, involving identity theft complaints and thefts per 1,000 residents.
–Excesses and vices. These include obese adults, DUI-related cases per capita, adult smokers and deaths by drug overdose.
–Greed, including casinos per capita and charitable donations as a share of income.
–Lust, which involves items such as adult entertainment establishments per capita and a city’s teen birth rate.
–Vanity, …read more
Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle