Milwaukee Ranks High on Most Sinful Cities List

It’s from real estate website Movoto, and they’re compiling lists again. Today’s topic: sin cities. Popular culture would have you believe Las Vegas commits the most, but St. Louis, Mo. has since stolen the title. And Milwaukee, ranking fifth, is not far behind.  What counts toward sinful behavior? Well, any good “bastion of ‘sinful’ activities” should include adult entertainment, gambling, drinking, and debauchery. Here are the factors Movoto used to determine these criteria, with corresponding vices:  Strip clubs per capita (Lust) Cosmetic surgeons per capita (Pride) Violent crime per year per 1,000 residents (Wrath) Theft per year per 1,000 residents…

It’s from real estate website Movoto, and they’re compiling lists again. Today’s topic: sin cities. Popular culture would have you believe Las Vegas commits the most, but St. Louis, Mo. has since stolen the title. And Milwaukee, ranking fifth, is not far behind. 

What counts toward sinful behavior? Well, any good “bastion of ‘sinful’ activities” should include adult entertainment, gambling, drinking, and debauchery. Here are the factors Movoto used to determine these criteria, with corresponding vices: 

  • Strip clubs per capita (Lust)
  • Cosmetic surgeons per capita (Pride)
  • Violent crime per year per 1,000 residents (Wrath)
  • Theft per year per 1,000 residents (Envy)
  • Percentage of disposable income given to charity each year (Greed)
  • Percentage of obese residents (Gluttony)
  • Percentage of physically inactive residents (Sloth)
Click through the slideshow below to see some of these cities biggest vices. Spoiler alert: we’re heavy (pun totally intended) on sloth. 


Slide show courtesy of Movoto. 

The 10 Most Sinful Cities in America By Movoto

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Claire Hanan worked at the magazine as an editor from 2012-2017. She edited the Culture section and wrote stories about all sorts of topics, including the arts, fashion, politics and more. In 2016, she was a finalist for best profile writing at the City and Regional Magazine Awards for her story "In A Flash." In 2014, she won the the Milwaukee Press gold award for best public service story for editing "Handle With Care," a service package about aging in Milwaukee. Before all this, she attended the University of Missouri's School of Journalism and New York University's Summer Publishing Institute.