CINCINNATI -- Las Vegas’ reputation as Sin City goes without saying, but our own fair city ranks surprisingly high on the list of America's “most sinful” cities.
Cincinnati places third on the survey out Monday from WalletHub.com, getting outpaced in sinfulness only by Las Vegas and St. Louis.
Anybody who’s passed through the Queen City’s many parochial schools can likely rattle off pride, envy, wrath, gluttony, lust, sloth and greed lickety-split, but WalletHub claims that knowledge of the seven deadly sins hasn’t translated into action in Cincinnati.
WalletHub’s data crunchers compared the United States’ 150 most populated cities across 27 key indicators of evil deeds, including most violent crimes, excessive drinkers, number of adult entertainment establishments and plastic surgeons per capita.
Cincinnati’s highest ranking comes in a sixth-place finish in the "excesses and vices” category (otherwise known as gluttony), which took into consideration factors like our percentage of obese adults, smokers and drug overdose deaths.
We’re not too far behind with our seventh-place rating on the lust category that weighed the number of Ashley Madison users per capita (online dating for committed folks who want an affair), teen birth rates and most active Tinder users.
The good news? Cincinnati ranked lowest (yet still in the top third) for jealously, meaning our theft, identity theft and fraud rates are not as bad as they could be.
The Buckeye State has a strong showing of sinners with Cleveland, Akron and Toledo also cracking the top 20. Columbus, Louisville, Lexington and Indianapolis come in much further down the list.
See the full list of rankings at the WalletHub website here.