These Tennessee Cities Are Some Of The Most Sinful In America

By Sarah Tate

December 7, 2020

Las Vegas may be considered America's "Sin City," but a new study shows that other cities across the country are not so innocent after all.

Wallethub released a study on December 7 that ranked "2020's Most Sinful Cities in America." The study compared more than 180 cities across the country, using a variety of factors, to determine which are the most "sinful."

Not to be excluded, several cities in Tennessee even made the list, with one destination even making the top 20.

Here are the Tennessee cities that have been chosen as some of the most sinful in the country:

  • Memphis (16)
  • Knoxville (27)
  • Chattanooga (37)
  • Nashville (53)

While Memphis was tied with the most violent crimes per capita, it was one of the cities with the least amount of excessive drinking. Memphis and Nashville also were both in the top cities with the most charitable donations.

As expected, the original "Sin City" of Las Vegas took the top spot on the list. Los Angeles, St. Louis, Houston, and Atlanta rounded out the top 5.

To determine the list, Wallethub compared 182 cities across using seven factors: anger and hatred, jealousy, excesses and vices, greed, lust, vanity, and laziness.

The various factors were evaluated on 37 relevant metrics, including violent crimes and firearm deaths per capita, number of obese adults, drug overdose deaths, charitable donations, tanning salons, teen birth rate, high school drop out rate, and more.

Check out the full list of cities here.

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